Dona Plácida

Candido Portinari1943

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Winding and boundary lines. Woman half-bust, already elderly, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, against white background. The figure is from the front, slightly turned to the left; has rectangular face, straight hair, combed back, creased forehead, sagging eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes outlined with no definition of pupils, hooked nose with mild bone deformation, small and closed lips. The chin is rounded uniting with double chin and neck is very long. Sees the start of the clothes having neck "U".

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  • Title: Dona Plácida
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w14.5 x h20.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1269
  • Notes: Support affixed to paper.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom edge of paper to which work is affixed "D. Placida”
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Dona Plácida” [FCO 4548]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1889