Carajá Dancer

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue tones, ochre, black and white. Parallel and rapid lines. It depicts Carajá India standing against the open bottom. India is at the center of the composition, from the front, and is represented by two isosceles triangles, one on top of another vertex. In each triangle is the representation of mouth and eyes. The figure has long hair esvoaçados on the right, legs apart and on the left foot with the tip facing left and on the right with the point facing to the right. Floor ochre, occupying nearly half of the composition to the line of the diagonal horizon and blue sky with sun on the left.

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  • Title: Carajá Dancer
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w37 x h48.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian
  • Technique: lithography
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4788
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3729