Composition in black and white. Moose lines. It depicts Bahia and flutist. Man on the left, with flute in his mouth, holding her hands. He sits front and the body slightly to the right, with legs crossed, on the left over on the right. Beside her, a kind of gourd on top of the table. Woman standing with arms raised and wears skirt. Behind them, in the center of the support, a woman standing in front, with hands on waist. Houses scattered in the background on the left.


  • Title: Flutist and Bahian Woman
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h32cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:musicians:flute player, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5780
  • Notes: Work executed in the artist’s own sketchbook.
  • Function: Sketch for the panel “Flutist” [FCO 4163]. Musicians Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1641

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