Bathing in the River

Candido Portinari1959

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Moose lines. Four women and figure bathing in a river. In the foreground, to the left, back figure slightly toward the on the right, looking for women who are in the background. In the second level, four women standing with water up to the thighs, in various positions, arranged across the width of the composition. Basically, representing plants.

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  • Title: Bathing in the River
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h32cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:women
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5759
  • Notes: Work executed in the artist’s own sketchbook.
  • Function: Study for the engraving “Bathing in the River” [FCO 833]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4657