Dead Man

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black, white, blue and red. Contour lines and tangled. It depicts dead Indian. The man is lying with the feet forward of the composition, and head back, body straight, occupying the entire height of the support. Has Indian features, with a round face, broad nose, it seems to be naked and tied up in stretcher. Background filled with dark short dashes.

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  • Title: Dead Man
  • Date: 1955
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, human figure:man
  • Technique: crayon
  • Signature: Signed at bottom edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4419
  • Function: Study for the painting “The Dead Indian” [FCO 4447]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3425