Sitting Figure

Candido Portinari1937

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in earthy tones and brown. Contour lines. Seated figure, occupying the on the left side of the support and scribbles on the right. The figure is sitting in cash crate, profile to the right, has bulky body, represented by contour, no details of facial features. Traces straight in front of the figure. On the left support, rectangles and figure head outline with no facial features. Plain background.

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  • Title: Sitting Figure
  • Date: 1937
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.7 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:figure
  • Technique: pastel
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5642
  • Notes: Work executed on back of letter to Portinari from Danilo Bastos [CO 629].
  • Inscription: On reverse, letter magazine "Dom Casmurro” letterhead.
  • Function: Sketch for the cartoon “Jesuit School” [FCO 5346]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-769