Waldemar Cordeiro, N. Machado and Raul Fernando Dada, Pirambu, 1973.

Co-authored by N.Machado and Raul Fernando Dada

Pirambu was the name of a shantytown in the city of Fortaleza in the Northeast of Brazil. This work became emblematic of the artist’s aesthetic and political concerns. The image of a low-income home is painted in typical colors, rational in its simplicity and formal economy. In this image, an archaic Brazil and a modern Brazil meet and combine, thanks to the technology designed, in a Utopian manner, as an instrument for swift change.

Created 1973 in São Paulo, Brazil.