Composition in the earthy, ochre, black and blue tones. Rough texture. Superimposed and juxtaposed geometric shapes. Composition built around a centrally suggests that human torso and head without representation of facial features. On the left, bounded by black lines, several irregular colored shapes as building a vertical band which occupies 1/3 of the composition. On the bottom on the right, they highlight what appear to be book sheets or notebook, with raised edges. In the upper on the right half, color unsightly masses, which brings two horizontal elements.


  • Title: Composition
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w40.5 x h49cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: non-figurative
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1422
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Declaro que este quadro, sem assinatura foi pintado por Candido Portinari. Rio de Janeiro, 6 de maio de 1977. Maria Victoria Portinari,” "Alto C.Portinari,” "754” and "046 x 0378”.. On paper affixed to back of frame, inscription "300”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1074

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