black and white composition with red ochre tones. Lines defining contours and sketched lines. Bull occupying almost the entire horizontal area of ​​the support, the bottom bordered field arena and bullfighter forming the center. The animal is in the foreground, in profile to the left, in a running position with sticks stuck on the back. In the background, the center of the composition, are outlined bullfighter, standing and facing. The arena is indicated by light lines that outline the composition, with the audience suggestion in the upper on the left corner. Horizontal line, slightly pending to the left, crosses the entire width of the support at the time of the start of the bull's legs. Red ochre points above this line, to the left, at the neck and the satay sticks in the animal.


  • Title: Bullfight
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23 x h14.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:ox
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2003
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication in bottom left corner "Para Maria Heloiza e Murilo José com os votos de felicidades de Portinari 9 de Set 961”. Undated. On reverse, labels "13/14 & o 35” and from Artefact framing house.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4540

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