Tropical fruit - colored wood engraving

Transform the walls of your home into an art gallery with the work of one of the most popular Brazilian artists recognized worldwide.
Measures (HxW): 66 x 48 cm (26.0 x 18.9 in). It weighs 0.06 kg (0.1 lb)
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This picture shows the beautiful colors and shapes of the fruit found in the Northeast of Brazil. Exotic fruits are abundant in this region and some are indigenous to this area and can only be found there. This piece represents Master J. Borges consecrated style of woodworking. J. Borges is a poet and engraver who was born and lives in the town of Bezerros, in the state of Pernambuco.

About the Artist:

The artist began his career as a woodcutter, making the covers of his own "cordel leaflets", a popular literary genre usually written in rhymes. Later he invested in making larger works, which were proper engravings themselves.

He has won numerous awards, including the UNESCO Prize in Educational / Cultural Action. In 2002, he was one of thirteen artists chosen to illustrate the UN's annual calendar. In 2006, J. Borges and his work was the subject of an in depth report in The New York Times. Since then, J. Borges is considered to be part of the Living Heritage of Pernambuco, a title granted by the State Government.

The work of J. Borges, found in museums, galleries and collectors' residences all over the world, portrays the daily life of the poor, the enamored, the cultural beliefs in gods and punishments from the sky, the mysteries, the miracles, crimes, corruption and religion. In short, the entire cultural universe of the Northeastern Brazilian people.

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