Composition unidentified tones. Predominantly shaded and some contour lines. It depicts group with three people crying and a child. The figures are depicted with significant deformation deliberately accentuated by shading. In the center of the composition, woman kneeling in front, head down and hands on the face, where drip stone tears and wears dress with skirt with voluminous draping. The other two figures are somewhat behind the first figure. On the left, woman standing in front, his head tilted to the right and with child on her lap, leaning on his on the right arm and wearing a dress with the longest bar on the right. The child is in profile to the right, suggesting being naked and being bald. On the right, front man with his head to the right and on the left leg bent.


  • Title: Composition
  • Date: 1947
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:child, human figure:group, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: medium unidentified
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI B.A. 1947"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5112
  • Function: Illustration for “Orientación” newspaper
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2593

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