Figure in Landscape

Candido Portinari1938

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, earthy, gray, yellow, red, white, blue and black. Smooth and thick texture in some regions. Composition suggests that part of a work that was cut up seeing arid lanscape and part of woman's figure. In the center of the support area, pita and flowers on the ground. On the left leg and on the right foot of woman who seems to be in profile to the right, seeing a part of the skirt using that suggests that in printed fabric with speckled points. Stroke clear curve crosses the lower on the left half of the support. Further down in what would be the background, center, cutting vertically, some pitas on the floor and on the right, tabby Little Ox lying profile to on the left with the head facing forward. At the bottom, and the top die is cut by the upper edge of the support. The sky is represented in yellow tones and ochre tones and the ground earthy looking up a few scattered stones.

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  • Title: Figure in Landscape
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w56.5 x h90.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:ox, Nature:landscape:hillside, Nature:plants:pita, human figure:limbs:leg, human figure:limbs:trunk, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2564
  • Notes: Support affixed to wood.
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions "A.3395”, "OK” and "C-995 [scratched out]”. On back of frame, label "N POR 2/c. 995 CÂNDIDO PORTINARI ‘Pé na terra’ óleo sobre tela/91 x 57"; metal plate "BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL 102961-4 PATRIMÔNIO”; inscriptions "230/022” and "A.3664”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-934