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Devil

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines, parallel straight lines, circular lines, dotted lines and zigzag. Devil sitting occupying the center of the composition against a plain background. The devil is sitting in front; has misshapen face with sharp horns on her head, thick eyebrows, wide round eyes, flat nose, mouth open with three sharp teeth, two on top and one in the center, below. Has shoulders hunched, arms glued to the body and raised forearms with open hands and pointed nails. It is with the naked torso, folds horizontally suggesting big belly, using kind of shorts, long tail back to the right and bent and legs apart. Plain background.

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  • Title: Devil
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h32cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:devil
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1571
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication at bottom right "Para o Callado amigo e autor de meu retrato, com o abraço de Portinari 56”
  • Function: Illustration no. 2 for the book “Retrato de Portinari,” by Antonio Callado
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3847

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