Composition in shades of red, ochre, earthy, gray, blue, white and black. Texture unidentified. It depicts group of people following burial. The group is on the right, walking to the left and to the bottom, with a man in the first forward plan, pointing to the left with your on the left hand. He has curly hair, defined facial features and wears suit. The group is back in perspective for background, and in front of the group, people carrying the coffin; on the left, only one person. Pitas in perspective to the bottom and to the left. Floor in red tones and blue background, with geometrical areas in ochre and earthy.


  • Title: Burial
  • Date: 1952
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:landscape:field, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4832
  • Function: Illustration no. 31 for the novel “Cangaceiros,” by José Lins do Rego. Cangaceiros Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3139

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