Curator, Luis Perez-Oramas: From its title, Postcard, to its representation of exuberant nature through modern forms, this painting gives us the emblematic version of Tarsila's painting from the late 1920s. Early on while addressing Brazilian landscape she had written:
Artist, Tarsila do Amaral (voiced by curator Karen Grimson): I am profoundly Brazilian and will study the taste and art of our caipiras, our countryside people. In the hinterlands, I hope to learn from those who have not yet been corrupted by the academies. Painting Brazilian landscapes and caboclos doesn't make one a Brazilian artist, just as one who paints machines realistically and distorts the human figure is not necessarily a modern artist.
I want to be the painter of my country. I am so thankful to have spent the whole of my childhood in the fazenda. My memories of that time have grown precious to me.