Composition in green tones, red, ochre, gray, earthy and blue. Smooth, thick texture in the cornfield and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing coffee plantation It depicts where they work some figures in the center; corn, stacked bags, horse riding figure, on the left and kind of nurseries, on the right. On the left, cornfield indicated by green foliage and corn dolls in ochre tones. To the right of corn and a little behind this seven sacks stacked. Behind the sacks, figure Suggested mounted tones earthy horse, nearly edge-on to the right. In the center of the composition, three figures working with the coffee. The on the left, suggests that a man standing with his back carrying a bag over his shoulder. The on the right also seems to be a man, from the front, wearing a hat, leaning forward, holding in his hands the edges of an open bag. Behind them, woman standing in front, greenish complexion, fanning coffee a sieve that holds in his hands. The three figures wear clothes suggested by geometrical areas in various shades. On the right rectangular area on the diagonal on the right to on the left, front to the back, suggesting that a nursery. It consists of five quadrangular areas which differ by shades of green, gray and earthy. On the central area, the largest of three birds fly. The floor is composed of geometrical areas in reddish tones. Basically, coffee plantation suggestion, forming a triangle - with the apex to the left of the composition - which works a figure, probably woman with arms raised, harvesting coffee. On the right plantation further forward, which employs two other figures, the same position as the previous one.


  • Title: Coffee Harvest
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h81cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, social:workers:female settler, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:women, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 56"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3410
  • Inscription: On back of frame, label from Lazzaro & Ugo framing house.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3838

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