Composition in black, green and white tones. Contour lines and lines and colored areas. It depicts woman and baby forming a group looking at the trunk and gourd ground. The group is in the center of the composition of the area looking to the left, woman sitting on a stone, 3/4 turned to the left. She has indicated and safe facial features in a sketchy arms baby. Your legs are bent and slightly apart and bare feet. On the right next to the woman, boy standing, facing, slightly off to the right. He has indicated facial features, is naked and has very bulky belly. On the floor in the foreground, the center chest sheet the tin closed and on the right, a gourd, two colored objects green. In the background, hint of hills filled with small traces horizontally and on the ground, next to the figures, the suggestion of scattered stones. Some strokes green complete the composition.


  • Title: Figures with Chest
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18 x h26cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child, human figure:woman, diverse:recurring elements:trunk, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: oil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2913
  • Notes: Support affixed to black cardboard.
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom right corner "Para o amigo Lula Portinari 944”. On back of frame, label "LULA CARDOSO AYRES TÍTULO MULHERES COM BAÚ TÉCNICA: OLEO SOBRE PAPEL MEDIDA 26 x 18 DATA RIO DE JANEIRO 1944 TRABALHO DE PORTINARI AV. BOA VIAGEM, 5092. FONE 61280 RECIFE PERNAMBUCO BRASIL”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2075

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