Composition in black, white and brown tones. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. Full body man study, already old, against plain background. The figure is standing in front, his head tilted to the left, turned slightly to the right. Beard, on the right arm bent elbow with a sort of crate on the left and wears only one white shorts. Shadow casting blank to the left of the composition and light strokes on the body.


  • Title: Figure of Man
  • Date: 1921
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h46cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man
  • Technique: charcoal, chalk
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "CPortinari 921"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 993
  • Function: Study. Portinari did this work during his studies at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes / ENBA
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-15

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