Composition in tones rose prevalent, green, ochre, gray, earthy, white, orange, violet and black. Smooth texture, a little thick in the figures and marked brushstrokes. Preparation It depicts representation of a June Festival, with the frame of the fire, lifting mast and preparation of food in the middle of a flat earthy with animals and planting of coffee in the background. In the foreground on the left, a turkey front, a profile bump to the left and other animal only sketchy. A little more to the right, curved front man down, legs apart, taking the logs floor just outlined woods. To his on the right and on the left of center, man standing slightly off to the right, wearing orange shirt, holding in his arms bent bundle of wood; She is with her legs spread wide. Behind them, two figures, a man and a child, one facing the other - the man with what appears to be a firecracker in his hands and the boy with hands over his ears. To the right of the center large rectangular fire formed of stacked thin firewood logs, the center having four poles almost vertical. To the right of the fire, sketch of two children sitting with slats in the hands, with the front of the shirt in shades of orange and hat on. Behind the fire human form, that is by placing a timber of the fire. In the background from the left to the right: animals - pigs probably just outlined a head of white horse and a man walking from the left to the right, with what is to be a dead peru hands. To the left of center, represented female figure standing in front shaped square on the left hand, appearing to be a can. To his on the left, just sketched figure, probably a man almost back. Further back, suggested white bovine, profile on the left. The center and on the right of this mast across almost the entire width of the support, being carried by two profile men on the left with trunks bent forward. The flag is on the head of the man who is on the left. Ahead of the mast in the center of the composition, female figure, standing, front, with tin over his head and with two children to his on the right. Behind the mast and a little more to the right, another woman, also can on his head. In the background, on the left, coffee plantation, diagonally from the left to the right, facing the background. To the left of center, coffee yard where they work three figures, and on the right, outline only suggested constructions. The floor is composed of geometrical areas in shades of rose.


  • Title: Festival of Saint John
  • 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: 1958
  • 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:wild beast, Nature:Animals:turkey, social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Festival of Saint John, Nature:Animals:pig, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2997
  • Inscription: On back of frame, stamp "Goya DECORAÇÕES BARON PORNALI Augusta 2191 Loja 4” [twice]. On reverse, inscription "100-81”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4385

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