Composition unidentified tones. Contour lines and shading. It depicts lying man. The man is lying with his head to the front of the composition and feet to the bottom, with the stretched body, the belly side down. The arms are bent, hands flat on the floor and face covered by hair or half turban, looking up nose suggestion. Wears shirt sleeves and long pants. On the right, a gourd on the ground. Background with geometric and shaded drawings that blend into the man's body area.


  • Title: Figure Lying Down
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:figure, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: medium unidentified
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4572
  • Function: Illustration for the poem “A amada é como a terra,” from the book “A mulher ausente,” by Adalgisa Nery
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1162

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