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NAVES, Rodrigo. Almeida Júnior: the sun in the middle of the way.Translated byRegina de Barros Carvalho,  Jonathan Morris. Novos estud. - CEBRAP [online]. 2005, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0101-3300.

Focusing the painting "Caipira picando fumo" [Peasant cutting tobacco], this article analyses the work of the Brazilian painter Almeida Júnior (1850-1899). The author discusses the way the artist depicted the social environment, nature, human types and regional peculiarities. He then questions the idea of nationality in Junior’s work, marked by instabilities of form which carry on a dialogue with the critical tradition of Naturalist determinism.

Keywords : Almeida Júnior; nationality; naturalist determinism; Brazilian painting.

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