Saw an exhibition at the excellent Museu Afro Brasil showcasing Mario de Andrade, one of the pivotal figures in the Brazilian modernist art movement Semana de Arte Moderna. The piquant contrast between the 20s deco style and the Afro-Brasilian objects such as this carnival ‘altar’ furnished with pearls, roses, blue dolphins and a figure of the godess (Deusa dos Orixas in the candomble pantheon) gives a flavour of the rich mix which continues in Brazil.