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Catechesis

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Predominance of contour lines. Study representing catechesis It depicts. In the foreground, center, Jesuit sitting in box in profile to the left with the trunk facing the rear, looking in the direction of a woman who is in second plan also sitting in front of crate. On the floor, on the left, a coiled rope and on the right a pitcher. In the third plane, on the left, front woman sketch, on the right hand on the head, and beside her child standing. At the center, women's figure 3/4 turned to the left seeing only the bust to be this figure behind the Jesuit. This figure is inserted into a rectangle, appearing to be framed. On the right in front of Jesuit with the child in her lap. In the background, two more figures outline.

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  • Title: Catechesis
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h30cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, historical themes:historical scenes:evangelizing, historical themes:characters:Jesuits, religious:religious scenes:evangelizing, religious:eclesiastic:Jesuit, human figure:child, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 395
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "DN 416”.
  • Function: Study, not used, for the mural painting “Catechesis” [FCO 3767]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1583

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