Marianne North (1830/1890) was a British artist that travelled to dozens of countries documenting the local flora and landscapes. She lived in Brazil between 1872 and 1873, in where would later be called Rio de Janeiro state. Sul x North (2010/2015) series shows reproductions of North's paintings side by side tourist's photos appropriated from the internet, shot from the same places depicted by North. 

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Lagoa de Freitas, Near Rio • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Lagoa de Freitas, Near Rio (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Avenue of Royal Palms (Paissandu Street) (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Avenue of Royal Palms (Paissandu Street) (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Sul x North • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Sul x North (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Sul x North (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Sul x North (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Corcovado Mountain, Near Rio de Janeiro (São Clemente Street) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Bay of Rio and the Organ Peaks in the background • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Bay of Rio (Vista Chinesa) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Organ Peaks, from Theresopolis • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Corcovado Mountain, from the Botanic Gardens • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Corcovado Mountain, from the Botanic Gardens (detail) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

View of the Sugarloaf Mountain, from the Aqueduct Road (Santa Tereza) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Paquetá Island • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Avenue of Royal Palms (Botanic Gardens) • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable

Organ Peak at Theresoplis and Bay of Rio below • 2010/2015 • Print on methacrylate and print on cotton paper • Dimensions variable