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Bumba-Meu-Boi

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Lines defining outlines, shadings defining volume and scraped. It depicts Bumba-meu-boi. In the foreground, center, front man wearing the frame of the Bumba-meu-boi that is in profile to the right. Man wears northeastern hat and sandals and has his arms folded hands at face level. In the background, on the left, man standing, 3/4 facing right, wearing a suit and playing clarinet. To his on the left, a little further back, front woman with head back appearing to be singing.

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  • Title: Bumba-Meu-Boi
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w27 x h34cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Bumba-meu-boi, Brazilian Culture:musicians:clarinet player, human figure:group:men, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 377
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 156” and "Nº 249”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Bumba-Meu-Boi” [FCO 2555]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3776

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