Brazilian cowboys. Oil on canvas cm 60×40
The northeast of Brazil has always fascinated me, especially the vaqueiros, homologues of the cowboys of the Wild West; men are tough, strong and accustomed to fatigue. In this scene I Portrait two vaqueiros, riding their horses, as they try to land the cow pulling him by the tail.
The main subject is made from a photo of "vaquejada", traditional competition of skill with cattle.
The background is taken from a photo depicting the rugged Northeastern with the ground burned by periodic drought, on which sprout isolated clumps of bushes, where the animals are forced to eat what little they find.
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