Beduin Man on Bicycle

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Parallel and intersecting lines tangled. Composition representing Bedouin bicycle in desert lanscape, looking up at the bottom, shepherd with flock of goats and a tent set up on the hill. In the foreground, on the right of center, bearded Bedouin dress with fluttering draperies, cycling, 3/4 facing left. In the background, on the left, herd of goats with pastor and on the right person riding a horse or donkey. In the background is representing hill with rounded top where you see, armed, a tent. In heaven, on the right, sun shining.

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  • Title: Beduin Man on Bicycle
  • Date: 1956
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:goat, Nature:landscape:desert, human figure:man
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "VII-956 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3715
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom left "DESERTO NEGUEV BIDUINO [sic] DE BICICLETA”
  • Function: Work executed in Brazil upon the artist's return from Israel. The inscription registers the location that inspired the work, and the date registers when the artist was there.. Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4003