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As a coffee enthusiast, I have always associated Brazil with coffee. The country, after all, is the largest grower and exporter of coffee beans. Recently, I discovered that it also has a rich tradition of marine art that is as delectable as its coffee. The following are a few examples of what Brazilians have accomplished in this field. Regrettably, I am unable to share contemporary artworks due to copyright restrictions. This small collection should nonetheless give readers a taste of Brazilian marine art.

Fragata Constituição (the frigate Constitution), 1872
Eduardo de Martino (Brazilian, 1838–1912)
Museu Histórico Nacional via Wikimedia Commons

Marinha, Guarujá (Marine, Guarujá), 1895
José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (Brazilian, 1850–1899)
Wikimedia Commons

Passagem de Humaitá (Passage of Humaitá), 1886
Victor Meirelles de Lima (Brazilian, 1832–1903)
Google Art Project

Porto, 1928-32
Lucy Citti Ferreira (Brazilian, 1911-2008)
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

Porto de Santos, SP (visto à esquerda), 1890
Benedito Calixto (Brazilian, 1853-1927)
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

Pesca da baleia na Baía de Guanabara, da coleção Museu Histórico Nacional ((Whale fishing in Guanabara Bay, from the National Historical Museum collection), 18th century
Anonymous Brazilian artist
Museu Histórico Nacional via Wikimedia Commons

Canto de Praia (Beach corner), 1886
Antônio Parreiras (Brazilian, 1860–1937)
Wikimedia Commons

Paisagem com canoa na margem (Landscape with canoe on the bank), 1922
Alfredo Andersen (Brazilian, 1860-1935)
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

~ Barista Uno

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