Composition in yellow, green, blue, orange, gray, rose, lilac, earthy, ochre, white and black. Smooth texture, overlapping geometrical areas and details in black with thin brush. Composition representing three men writing, sitting in front of a table, next to each other, and the black on the left, the white center and the on the right representing Arab; against background suggesting yellow heaven with a rising sun in the center. On the left, black, having on his head a light turban, has suggested eyes, broad nose and thick lips closed. Wears blue clothing marked by geometrical areas, holding the on the right hand kind of pen which writes on paper, suggested by geometrical areas in green tones and on which rests his on the left hand. At your front man hand, light hair, eyes and nose indicated and closed lips. wear light clothing and is also writing. The third man wears Arabic turban, has dark eyes, thick eyebrows, big nose and goatee demarcated. As well as others, are writing on white paper. The table is displayed in orange tones. The background is light with yellow and orange track the sun behind the central figure.


  • Title: Races
  • Date: 1960
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.8 x h16.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 60"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3404
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4677

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