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Carajá Indian Woman

Candido Portinari1961

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black tones, white, green and red. Contour lines, straight lines, parallel and overlapping. Composition figure representing sitting India, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background composed hachuriados suggested vegetation and on the right. The figure is from the front, sitting on the floor; is open and folded back legs, hair cut in bowl, painted face, his arms raised, bare torso with breasts and painting represented in the stomach and belly. wear kind of thong and has legs painted by horizontal stripes, as well as arms. The ground is defined by parallel lines. On the left, two quadrangular areas, filled by horizontal segments and another by divergent lines. On the right area in green tone filled with scribbles, suggesting vegetation.

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  • Title: Carajá Indian Woman
  • Date: 1961
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.3 x h19.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3488
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "Baggage Identification name Candido Portinari. Adress Figura Pré-Colombiana City-state sup Grafite s/ papel 15 x 20 Cr$ 47,250,00 National Airline”; inscription "A-5987”. On back of frame, inscription "Q 6429”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Indian Woman” [FCO 1720]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4831

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