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Bahian Women

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in gray tones, ochre, blue, earthy, orange, rose, white and green. Thick texture and marked brushstrokes. Group of three Bahia against general background. On the left, Bahia standing in front, his head bent down, hugging the figure sitting in front, in the center of the composition. On the right hand on the shoulder and on the left arm on the arm sitting Bahia. wears white turban, dress-had taken that fall with orange stripe on the left shoulder and orange shoe pointed. The Bahia the center sits, has the head turned upward, on the right arm bent in front of the body and the on the left resting on his lap. The on the left shoulder drops orange stripe on the skirt and revealing long blue shoes. On the right, immediately behind the central figure in Bahia foot turned slightly to the left with his hands on his face. Sees of the head and blue dress. The clothes of Bahia are geometrical in blue and gray tones. Basically, large quadrangular areas, clearer and in the upper on the left corner, jagged strokes in a circle.

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  • Title: Bahian Women
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h36cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular types:Baiana, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI 56"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2682
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Bahian Women” [FCO 2558]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3790

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