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Salute Pantanal, 2022

Rita Ximenes, Cuiabá

U$ 800 + tax and shipping

DIMENSIONS

41 x 32" | 104 x 42 cm (Framed)

TECHNIQUE

 

Acrylic on Canvas

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  About the artwork  

The essential in the midst of despair. Resilience. Burning Wetland (Swamp) reminds us of the burning of the Pantanal - a natural region that encompasses the largest tropical wetland in the world and the largest flooded pastures in the world. It is mainly located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but extends to parts of Bolivia and Paraguay. Even with its burnt tree trunks, Burning Wetlands (Swamp) brings the contrast of red and blue which gives us a little more life, hope and vigor. The larger sphere on the right represents our planet Earth which still stands strong and vibrant with its Cachara fish stripes. Rita Ximenes makes us reflect on the weight of our daily actions in the face of human greed through tree roots that spread like fish stripes.

 About the artist 

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Rita Ximenes' artistic identity is connected to the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Pantanal (everglades-like are in Florida). Pantanal + Cachara + Pintado + Pincachara = Batik + woodcut + block print + Chita = Rita Ximenes! Her art is in defense and preservation of the environment, especially when it comes to the sanctuary of the Brazilian fauna and flora. Born in Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil) and residing in Cuiabá since the age of two, Rita has a degree in teaching and artistic education, with a specialty in Fine Arts. She uses ancient techniques such as Batik (Indonesia), Block Print, Repetition (Rapport or Chita), and woodcut as an art educator and as an independent artist. Her strong artistic identity is derived from the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Pantanal.  All living things in the Pantanal are currently endangered by man made environmental disasters.

Burning Wetland is in New York City and it can be viewed in person, by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email to: contact@urbanartrevolution.com

 

With the sale of Burning Wetland, a donation will be made to www.cobichomt.org