Morning Reading. Zelio Andrezzo (Impresionism, Brazil, 1948-). Oil on canvas. Andrezzo, painter and designer, studied at the São Paulo Association of Fine Arts. Andrezzo’s early work was primarily with female figures in romantic scenery and landscapes. More recent work is inspired by Arabic motifs, revealing folk traditions and customs of war. Also, he has done portraits of the last nine presidents of the Legislative Assembly.
Effigies of Judas Iscariot (the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ, according to Christian tradition) still come in for a hard time in many Orthodox and Catholic communities in Latin America. 'Burning of Judas' rituals traditionally involve the burning, bashing, and general mishandling of Judas effigies, as in this picture from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2011.