Brodowski Cobbler

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in tones rose, blue, white, ochre, black, and green earthy. Smooth texture. Composition representing cobbler sitting, occupying almost the entire rose background to support the area. The figure is facing with the head tilted to the right, has dark skin, round face, suggested pixains hair for short, winding black strokes; creased forehead, blue eyes facing forward, small nose, thick, narrow and closed lips; chin short and extremely long neck. The cobbler's body is well developed, very muscular arms and hands with thick fingers ending abruptly. The arms are bent; the on the right hand holds an indefinite object and on the left a black shoe. The legs are apart, seeing the on the left foot profile and the on the right almost opposite. The cobbler wears short-sleeved jacket, white trousers and black shoes; he is sitting on a bank of short legs and accent suggesting be painted green straw and some straw natural color. Between the legs of the cobbler, see the characteristic instrument of this activity. The ground where the bank suggests that in blue tiles, seeing to the bottom which would be a rose tone wall with wide footer darker.

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  • Title: Brodowski Cobbler
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w177 x h187cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, social:workers:shoemaker, Brazilian Culture:popular types:shoemaker, human figure:man
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI BRODOWSKI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1200
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1355