Burial in a Hammock

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines, parallel, shaded and rubber rings. Composition representing two men carrying dead network, accompanied by four women, near planting with scarecrow windswept. In the foreground, network attached killed in the stick being loaded at both ends by two men. They are in profile to the right, walking, bent by the weight of that load. Both are with the on the right arm along the body and have the earlier on the right leg to the left. Still in the foreground, center, black cat, standing, also in profile to the right. In the background, behind the network are seen the four women; the three you see the face can be noted the expression of pain, the fourth sees only the profile. In the background, center, scarecrow and on the right, with planting of already cut and high end.

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  • Title: Burial in a Hammock
  • Date: 1955
  • Physical Dimensions: w51 x h36cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, social:Northeastern migrant, Brazilian Culture:scarecrow, Nature:Animals:dog, human figure:group, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3718
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3409