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Fishermen

Candido Portinari1950

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in light shades of yellow, ochre, green, blue, purple, white, gray and shades earthy, orange and black. Smooth texture. Fishing It depicts on the beach against geometrized background. From the left to the right: curved boy's profile to the right; man standing, 3/4 back facing left holding what appears to be a hook resting on the floor; woman kneeling in front with 3/4 head turned to the right, holding a large fish upside down; man standing in front with legs apart, holding his on the right hand a fish and on the left at the height of the forehead. Two women, one standing with head turned to the left and the other crouching in front of him, and man walking profile to on the left with a child on his shoulders. Geometrized beach in ochre, yellow, green tones, blue, orange, green earthy and the bottom track in the horizontal representing the sea and gray sky.

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  • Title: Fishermen
  • Date: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h12.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:fishing, social:workers:fisherman, human figure:figure, human figure:group
  • Technique: gouache
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3283
  • Inscription: On reverse, framing tape from Artefact framing house.. Signed in dedication on reverse "Para o querido amigo Dr [illegible] com os melhores votos de natal e ano bom Portinari”. Undated
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Fishermen” [FCO 2692]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2858

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