Composition in black tones, red ochre, green and white. Fast contour lines and some shaded. Study of front man and head back occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The figure has straight eyebrows, wide eyes turned upward, nose seeing mainly the nostrils and tip, lips represented by horizontal line in slightly curved and long beard disheveled represented by firm and rapid lines. The face of the figure, colorful soft area and beard a few touches in green.


  • Title: Head of Old Man
  • Date: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15 x h18cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine, color crayon
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1611
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "guerra V 55”. On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 631 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Portinari” and "DN 530”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3605

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