Composition in black and white. Contour lines and intersecting. It depicts two boys, one lying and one standing. The on the left figure is standing in front with his on the right arm along the body and flexed on the left holding role with the body. It has face covered by shadows, curly hair, is wearing shirt sleeves and long pants. The on the right figure is lying with her head to the right, big head, curly hair, face shaded, finding himself a few facial features, legs bent and arms raised. Background with intersecting lines in small areas, and semicircular straight line.


  • Title: Adam and Cain
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4557
  • Function: Illustration no. 57 for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1906

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