Composition in blue tones, earthy, gray, white, black and green. Smooth texture. Plot of the apparent thick screen. Burial It depicts wasteearthy against background "degrade". Group of four men walking in profile to the left, carrying a blue coffin, two on each side. The figures show significant deformation has the schematic facial features and are contoured by black strokes and color filled, leaving the apparent support in some regions. What is ahead and to the right of the coffin appears to be wiping his face with white cloth and the last on the left has wooden leg and secure hat in his on the left hand. Floor earthy tones and blue sky brightening toward the horizon.


  • Title: Burial
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w99 x h80cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, Nature:landscape:metaphysics, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 1942"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3281
  • Inscription: On back of frame, inscription "Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo. Nome da Exposição: Portinari Pintor Social. Autor: Portinari. C. Dados Biográficos. Título da Obra e Data 1947 [sic] Técnica: óleo/tela. Propriedade: [illegible] Rio de Janeiro”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1653

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