Composition in yellow tones, lilac, blue, white, green, orange, and black earthy. Smooth, thick, marked strokes. D. Quixote figure Representation riding surrounded by a flock of sheep against background composed of overlapping areas in various geometrical tones. In the center of composition D. Quixote mounted on white horse, front, with the front legs folded. Don Quixote is facing, has thin face, suggested facial features, beard and mustache and brings brimmed hat on his head. wears black armor, holding a spear in his on the right hand and has the on the left arm wielding a sword. The horse has ears, eyes and nose indicated, and it is big and bulky. The herd is suggested by spots at various positions, diluting it in perspective for background. The bottom is composed of overlapping geometrical areas, lilac and violet shades and on the left composition blue-green to yellow-ochre center and on the right.


  • Title: Don Quixote
  • Date: 1960
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h81cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:man, diverse:literary character:D. Quixote
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 60"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3116
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4767

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