Composition in tones earthy, violet, blue, green, ochre, yellow, orange, red, black and white. Smooth, rough and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing coffee harvest It depicts with female figure in the center fanning men bagging and group harvesting coffee in the background, in the middle and a coffee plantation. In the foreground, to the left of the center figure of a man in profile to the left, standing with curved trunk forward, arms straight down, holding with his on the left hand the tip of a bag that is sewing by hand on the right. The figure is represented in shades of green, both clothing as its members, wears straw hat, has her legs spread and bare feet. At the center of the composition, female figure, standing almost in front, shaking the coffee that is in the sieve that is in his hands. The figure is with fallen head back, looking at the coffee beans that are in the air, has long hair, facial features suggested, arched arms holding the sieve. wears short-sleeved dress at the time shins in checkered fabric on earthy and orange tones with full skirt; He is with the wide apart and feet bare legs. To his on the right, man figure, standing, front, with the trunk flexed forward, wearing a hat that covers her head, which is down. wears shirt in blue tones and has bare feet. You have your bag of coffee front holding hands twisting the ends and back seven stacked bags. In the background, on the left, we see a huge coffee tree, with the branches represented in white. The center and on the right quadrangular shapes in blue tone, representing tarpaulins, where some coffee mounds and a figure with his back arched. In the background, coffee plantation, looking to the left of the center man on ladder, center and on the right four women on his back with his arms raised reaping feet of coffee beans that are ahead.


  • Title: Coffee Harvest
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3012
  • Inscription: On back of frame, stamp "Goya DECORAÇÕES BARON PORNALI R. Augusta 2191 Loja 4”. On reverse, inscriptions "73” and "60”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4378

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