Candido Portinari1956-06

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and some shaded. Design amphora and Jewish head. In the upper half of the pitcher support, well rounded, with a large neck and two handles of which is seen from the right above. In the lower half below a line separating the rest of the composition, it is seen inverted, a profile head with Jewish skullcap.

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  • Title: Amphora
  • Date: 1956-06
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h13cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:objects:amphora, human figure:man, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "Nazareth Galilea junho 1956 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 282
  • Inscription: Inscriptions, at top lef, "cana”, "44c” and "[illegible]”; at right edge, "[illegible]”, "Colomensis [illegible]” and "Fac simile d’elli Idria che [illegible]”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 439” and "Nº 800”.
  • Function: This amphora is depicted in the work “The Wedding at Cana” [FCO 1740].. Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3933