Anchieta Writing a Poem in the Sand

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Rapid lines, circular, overlapping. Study representing Padre Anchieta writing with stick in the sand, occupying the central area of ​​the composition, seeing himself on the left Sea suggestion. The figure is standing, his body almost from the front, slightly arched back and to the left. Has suggested physiognomic hair and features, wears dark cassock, is with slightly flexed on the right arm wielding the stick with which writes in the sand, slightly bent on the left arm near the bat, legs apart and wear flip-flops, feet. On the floor, circular graphics. At the bottom on the left, sea suggestion; behind the figure, the vertical line indicating a tree trunk and on the right geometrical bodies filled with rows of beams in several positions, suggesting volume.

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  • Title: Anchieta Writing a Poem in the Sand
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.5 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: historical themes:historical scenes:Anchieta writing in the sand, historical themes:characters:Father Anchieta, religious:eclesiastic:Jesuit, religious:eclesiastic:Father, human figure:man
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3389
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 415 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "Anchieta escrevendo poema na areia”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Anchieta” [FCO 2552]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3801