Composition in blue tones, yellow, orange, earthy, ochre, gray, black and white. Texture unidentified. It depicts kneeling man holding his arms in the open lanscape woman. Woman is kneeling in front, with open arms in despair attitude. It has long face, large eyes disproportionate suggested nose, parted lips, long dark hair and wispy bangs. She wears dress in shades of blue, covering her knees and on the right to see if your bare foot. Behind her, a man holding his arms. The man is inclined toward the woman, head down, seeing the on the right side of his face and eyes suggested. He wears his shirt sleeves and long pants in shades of yellow and ochre. On the right, a pita and on the left part of a pita. The floor in the area where the figures are has rectangular ground and the rest tone of the ground range is in orange and yellow tones. Blue background.


  • Title: Embrace of Protection
  • Date: 1951
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:landscape:field, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "Portinari 1951"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4816
  • Function: Illustration no. 12 for the novel “Cangaceiros,” by José Lins do Rego. Cangaceiros Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3024

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