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Fishermen

Candido Portinari1950

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, earthy, blue, yellow, orange, red, black, rose and white. Smooth and thick texture. Fishing It depicts on the beach, represented by geometric areas with sea and mountains in the background. In the foreground, to the right of center, woman kneeling on the right leg, profile to the right, the profile head to the left, using long dress. Along the side edges of the support, angular areas in dark tones suggesting rocky masses. In the background, center, three figures: Man standing, facing right arm stretched toward the woman who is on your on the right, kneeling, holding out what can be a fish; We on the left the man, another woman, standing, front, with the head turned toward the man, and with the folded on the right arm in front of body. To the left of the central group, Profile man to the right, bent and legs wide apart, and the on the left is bent as if in a higher plane; on the right makeup, man walking profile to the left, carrying children on their backs. In the background, on the left, beach with blue sea and high mountains and on the right, two more mountains. Sky range across almost the entire top edge of the support.

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  • Title: Fishermen
  • Date: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: w55 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:fishing, social:workers:fisherman, human figure:group, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 952 [sic]"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3727
  • Notes: Support affixed to wood.. Work is dated 1952, but was actually made in 1950. Probably signed and dated by the artist at a later time.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Fishermen” [FCO 2692]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2859

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