Composition in black tones, white, lilac, blue, green, red and earthy. Shapes with written outlines and printed with black ink and colored with gouache accents. Bahia standing in front, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, are seeing high post to the left and part of a house on the right. The figure has a round face with facial features represented: part of the hair, colored eyebrows and dark brown eyes, red lips facial skin, neck and arms are colored in purple tone. wears turban on the head with small basket on the right, earrings and beads necklace, dress splashed in lilac tone had taken that fall-long full skirt with leaving the tip of the blue shoes on display. Wide green belt crosses your body, with fallen tips on the right. To the left of Bahia, high post through almost the entire height of the composition; at the top, three birds flying and on the right, part of a house without a roof, with colorful blue window. On the floor they are scattered small clumps of vegetation.


  • Title: Bahian Woman
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular types:Baiana, human figure:woman
  • Technique: dry point , gouache
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1716
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1684

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