José Francisco Borges
Artist and poet José Francisco Borges was born in 1935 in the village of Bezerros, Pernambuco state, in Northeastern Brazil. Today 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
21. Xilogravuras de Mestre Dila
Folheto de Cordel com xilogravura de Dila: ‘O homem que virou bode’. (Coleção do autor). “Traço forte e incisivo e o mundo fantástico dos seres míticos e mágicos”, segundo Gilvan Samico.
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J. Miguel, Lampião and Maria Bonita. Lampião is a bandit from the beginning of the twentieth century in Northeastern Brazil. His fame acquired almost mythical proportions and he is a frequent subject of woodcuts.