Composition in tones earthy, ochre, gray, blue, white and black. Arid lanscape of wilderness, with skull ox and stones, and the sky background in gray and blue. In the foreground on the left, steer skull stuck in tall and thin post. Skull Black and White, and around on the floor tufts in earthy tone with white dots. On the right unidentified element which seems huge rock high, irregular and pointed in shades of ochre, earthy and black. This same form is repeated in the second and third planes, in perspective and diagonal from the right to on the left towards the bottom of the composition. Blue sky "degrade".


  • Title: Drought
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w43.5 x h28cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:skeleton, Nature:landscape:desert
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1847
  • Inscription: On reverse, lines suggesting contours of puzzle pieces and bird; stamp with inscriptions by Maria Portinari "ORIGINAL DE CÂNDIDO PORTINARI. Título: ‘Sêca’ – gouache Tamanho: 029 x 0441/2 Ano:? Certificado por Maria V. Portinari” and "77”.
  • Function: Set design, not used, for the Iara Ballet
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2160

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