The central paintings A Fundação da Vila de Santos –1545 presents raise of Santos people to category town. Sao Paulo genealogy is highlighted by personage composition.
You can observe settler families and social structure organization composed by civil, religious and militate groups. The quantity of buildings which integrate to this scenery indicates Benedicto Calixto intention of presenting Brás Cubas not as a founder, but a Portugal Crown official representative, which legitimizes and organizes political and legal institutions from people already consolidated.
The painting which retracts period of 1822, it shows a small village, with some streets and many churches. Few vessels and people concentration restricted to pier region reveal an economic activity still in development based on, mainly, sugar exportation.
In Porto de Santos em 1922, all transformations unleashed by coffee commercialization can be observed: a modern port structure, the advent of railroad and planned urban development. You can also see architecture change, from old and modest colonial constructions for noble eclectic style palace.
These moldings retract some examples of Brazilian fauna and flora. They were projected by Benedicto Calixto and prepared by artist Ângelo Guido.