Painting representing the formation of Rio Grande do Sul, in its different periods. At the top, in the center, a half-naked Indian representing the missionary Indian, portrayed in the figure of Sepé Tiaraju, seated, leaning on a stone, holding a spear in his right hand, while his left hand rests on his knee; behind, the ruins of a Jesuit church. On the left side, a man, on top of a horse, in military attire, corresponding to the uniform of the dragons of Rio Grande, in the background, a fort. On the right side, a group of men and women representing São Paulo pioneers and lagunistas. In the lower part, on the left, a male figure, seated, wearing a poncho, a hat, a gourd in his left hand and a whip in his right. Above, two men, in gaucho clothes, mounted on horses, with the one in the center in a galloping position. Still in the lower part, in the center, a couple and two children, with a tripod in front, with a fire and a kettle, and two heads of cattle behind, representing work in livestock. Sitting on a bundle of hay, beside the fire, a female figure, with a scarf on her head, breastfeeding. In the lower right corner, two male and one female figures, with work tools in the fields, with a wheat field behind, representing the work of immigrants in agriculture. In the center, as a background, the map of Rio Grande do Sul, smoky, a dam and an electric power tower, representing the modernization of the state.


  • Title: Formation of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Creator: Aldo Locatelli
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Location: Palácio Piratini
  • Physical Dimensions: 4,51 m x 5,54 m

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