Composition in black tones, white, rose and red ochre. Few contour lines, fast and shading features. Female Half-bust with the head up occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support. The figure has the face bypassed by a few lines, seeing a part of the forehead, outlined eyebrows, wide eyes, nose seen from below, pointed, with represented and outlined lips nostrils. The cheeks are rosy and at the neck, quick strokes represent the hair. Sees the start of the close dress to the neck with zigzag lines in red ochre color.


  • Title: Head of Woman
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine, colored pencil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1670
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication at bottom right "Para o João com o abraço Portinari”. Dated in inscription in bottom half "‘guerra’ 55"
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3620

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