Lampiao e Maria Bonita

Severino Borges
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The original Brazilian bandits - Maria Bonita and Lampiao
The famous Brazilian bandit Maria Bonita
SKU: BRP-17

Severino Borges (Brazil), c.2004
Woodcut print on paper (11 5/8 x 8 1/4)
Maria Bonita and her partner Lampiao were legendary bandits in Northeast Brazil.  See original photos below.

José Francisco Borges and Ivan Borges display finished print and woodblock. (Photo by A H Fisher)

Artist and poet José Francisco Borges is Brazil's best-known folk artist working in the wood-cut medium, and his work has been exhibited all over the world. But he comes out of a long tradition of folk poet/artists who publish their own work in the form of small (generally about 6" by 9") cheap chap-books or pamphlets written in verse, known as folhetos. They are also known as literatura de cordel after the way vendors sell them in the marketplace, hanging over a string.

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