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Canoe

Candido Portinari1943

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and quick strokes. Trunk between undergrowth, canoe on the edge of the water and sky in the background. In the foreground, sandy track cuts the composition of light diagonal from the left to the right and front to back. On the sand, large trunk, also diagonally, following the edge of the sea and on the right, little undergrowth. In the background, on the waterfront, almost horizontal, narrow canoe and long, suggesting some fish. In the background, the skyline and few traces that cross the sky.

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  • Title: Canoe
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.5 x h19cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:objects:vessel
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2511
  • Function: Illustration no. 59 for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1908

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