Composition in gray tones, white, earthy, black, blue and red. Smooth texture. Black groups in burial It depicts on the hill. In the foreground, low and barren hill: on the left, on the floor, a few scattered stones; on the right of center, back foot woman. Further back, three women standing in front queued in perspective to the bottom, from the right to on the left and on the right, four-man group carrying a blue coffin, walking in profile to the left, wearing brimmed hat and white suits . Other figures are scattered around the hill looking up on the left, a back boy flying a red kite. The figures are not represented facial features and the women wear long white dresses. In the background, on the right, highest hill with scattered huts and a group suggested the distance. Background in gray clearing toward the horizon.


  • Title: Burial on Hillside
  • Date: 1936
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h73cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:shanty town, social:death, social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 936"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1525
  • Inscription: On stretcher, labels "SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART – EXHIBITION: 15 Latin American Painters Artist: Portinari Title: Morro 1936 Nº 3047 46 Date in: 5/17/46 Lender: R. Harrison” and "EXHIBITION RIBERSIDE MUSEUM Riverside Drive New York [torn]”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-611

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