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Lars Lerin and Manoel Marques inaugurated their first exhibition in Finland on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Henriksberg Gallery in Hanko
The collection of Real paintings portrays the Brazilian animals honored in the banknotes of Real, the currency in Brazil since July 1994.
The 7 different values of the banknotes show the following animals:
1 Real – Beija-Flor: Picture of a Hummingbird. It is found mainly in South America and more than a hundred species are found in Brazil.
2 Reais – Tartaruga Marinha: Picture of a Hawksbill Turtle, one of the five sea turtle species found in the Brazilian coast.
5 Reais - Garça: Picture of a great egret, long-legged wading bird. Species representative of the fauna found in the Brazilian territory.
10 Reais - Arara: Picture of a Greenwing Macaw, large colorful parrot. It is found in the Brazilian territory and in other Latin-American countries.
20 Reais – Mico-Leão Dourado: Picture of a Golden Lion Tamarin, reddish orange to golden brown primate and with long tail, native to the Atlantic forest of Brazil. It is a symbol of the struggle for the preservation of endangered Brazilian species.
50 Reais – Onça Pintada: Picture of a Jaguar, large and beautiful feline, threatened with extinction, but still found mainly in the Amazon Basin and in the Mato Grosso forests.
100 Reais - Garoupa: Picture of a Dusky Grouper, fish of the family Serranidae, and it is one of the most known found in the Brazilian coast.
From May to August 2017 the Henriksberg Gallery displayed the works of the Finnish photographer Irmeli Jung. Born on May 29, 1947 Irmeli developed her international career by portraying personalities from around the world. Irmeli portrayed important Finnish personalities whose portraits were presented at the "Celebrating Finns" exhibition, which opened at the Henriksberg Gallery in May 2017.