Composition in gray, blue, earthy, orange, green, white, red, black and violet. Thick texture and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing piper sitting on bench, taking up almost the entire support area against the background of geometrical areas in shades of gray. The musician is 3/4 facing left, with torso and head forward. wears green hat, gray suit and orange shirt with wide horizontal stripes, light shoes and socks also orange. The face is crudely defined, seeing himself well rounded nose, slanted eyes and round cheeks full of air. The hands represented with significant deliberate deformation in the horizontal hold the flute to the left. It has cross on the right leg on the left. The bank is seated is low and lined straw in green.


  • Title: Flutist
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w80 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:musicians:flute player, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3671
  • Inscription: On reverse, stamp "MINISTÉRIO DA EDUCAÇÃO E CULTURA MUSEU NACIONAL DE BELAS ARTES: Autorizo o Embarque 23-5-958 RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL”; inscriptions "Nº 13 PORTINARI COL. RAIMUNDO CASTRO MAYA 1.00 x 81” and "BR 30 52 78”; labels "FIRERE OOF WAREHOUSE PORTOVAULT STORAGE DAY & MEYER MURRAY & YOUNG Corp. Second Avenue at 61st Street New York N.Y. PORTOVAULT A STEEL SAFE VAULT FOR YOUR FURNITURE”, "WILDENSTEIN 126 [illegible] 81” and "CARPE”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4325

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