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Bumba-Meu-Boi

Candido Portinari1959

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black shades, violet, gray and white. Contour lines, colored areas and watercolor effects. Composition representing man inside a frame of Bumba-meu-boi occupying almost the entire support area against street background with sidewalk and some buildings. Man is 3/4 facing left, wears wide-brimmed hat suggesting that straw; have suggested facial features and on the left arm is folded; from the waist down it is covered by the frame of the Bumba-meu-boi is seeing the face of the front horse, kind of cloth almost to the ground to represent the animal's body by looking up underneath the man's feet and behind the horse's tail up forming sinuous line. The man is walking in the street looking up, on the left, diagonal lines in perspective for background suggesting a sidewalk and follows the same suggestion buildings with few windows, seeing in the first of them the outline of a figure that would be watching the It depicts.

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  • Title: Bumba-Meu-Boi
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w9 x h15cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Bumba-meu-boi, human figure:man
  • Technique: colored pencil, India ink brush , India ink wash
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom left edge "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1637
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 840 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 554”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4476

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