Fish with Lime

Candido Portinari1932

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in dark tones of earthy, gray and yellow, orange and white. Smooth texture. Three fish and a lemon represented in perspective area on a stained sheet of paper and marks of folds. The fish seem to be herrings they have elongated bodies of dark hue, flattened tails ending in tips and the bottoms of the open mouths until the later parts of the eyes and heads terminated on a "muzzle". They are arranged at on the right backs and cut light in diagonal composition, heads converging towards the lower edge of the support. On the right, the lower half is seen through a lemon and whole width of the composition, along the lower edge, dark surface where the paper is stretched.

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  • Title: Fish with Lime
  • Date: 1932
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w37.5 x h45.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:fish, Still life:fruits
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at top right "C.PORTINARI 932"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2866
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SHIPPING ROOM CONDITION OF CONTENTS DATE: MAY 7 – 1941 CANVAS”; inscription "paint chipped off in lower left; pieces missing, corners open”; label "MUSEUM OF MODERN ART LOAN 40.4133 LEÃO”; inscription "PORTINARI – ‘PEIXES COM LIMÃO’ – ÓLEO – COLEÇÃO JOSIAS LEÃO 46 x 38 Figurou nas exposições do ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO – 1941 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART – NEW YORK – 1941".. On reverse, stamp from Casa Cavalier.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-318