Campo e Cidade. Undated and unsigned mural depicting the divisions between city, favela, and countryside.
A theme common across cultural genres in the MST is the opposition and option between the countryside and the city. In an undated and unsigned mural (likely by Sister Elda Broilo), the grouping of tarp-covered houses built by the Landless at the edge of a fenced-off countryside represents a movement away from the shanties that ring the city. The sacrifices of this precarious existence, symbolized by the drops of blood drawn by cut barbed wire, fertilize the land and become a source of beauty and hope.