Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, green tones, blue, gray, and black earthy. Smooth, thick, marked strokes. Composition representing Anchieta crouched, writing in the sand, occupying the center of the area of ​​the composition against background represented by geometrical overlapping areas, suggesting beach lanscape. The figure is from the front, kneeling on the right leg and supported by the on the left leg bent. It has very short black hair, an altar boy at the top of the head and is looking down. Supports the head in his on the left hand, whose hand is on his knee. The on the right arm is stretched and holding the hand dark rod with which writes in the sand. The figure wears black cassock with geometrical areas marking the drapery in gray tones. The sand is suggested by geometrical areas in ochre tones and the sea, for horizontal band in green-blue tones, which separates from the sky by narrow band, darker. This consists of geometrical areas where the on the right, indicating circle appears sun.

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  • Title: Anchieta
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w27.5 x h36.5cm 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: oil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom left corner "PORTINARI*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3498
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "Estudo para um painel no edifício do ‘O Cruzeiro’ pintado a óleo por meu marido Candido Portinari. Rio de Janeiro – Brasil. 25/4/72 Maria Victoria Portinari”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Anchieta” [FCO 2552]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3802