Composition in tones earthy, ochre, red, green, rose, blue, white, yellow, gray and black. Rough texture, marked strokes. Men and women in coffee yard, and the coffee plantation background and houses. On the left foreground, group of seven or eight people, men and women, standing at several locations along the woodpile in square shape. Near the group in front of bird that appears to be a turkey. The center and on the right, the nine-person group, men, women, and two boys, standing in different positions. One of the boys got their hands on a bundle of firewood and the other carries a banner or flag. On the right corner, back cock. In the background, six men working on large dark rectangular area. All hat and wear five of them move rakes or shovels. In the third plane to the left and center, planting. On the right, three houses with blue doors and windows.


  • Title: Coffee Patio
  • 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: 1959-11
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h36cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:rooste, Nature:Animals:turkey, social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, social:workers:farm hand, Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Festival of Saint John, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI XI 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1820
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4662

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