Composition in tones earthy, gray, ochre, green, rose, white and black. Smooth texture, marked strokes. Composition representing flutist sitting in box, finding himself in the background, the open lanscape where two women harvest potatoes. The piper occupies the central area of ​​the composition; He is sitting diagonally, slightly toward the on the right. It is black, is with the profile head to the right, has suggested the on the right eye and is playing the flute. It is tall and strong, using light clothing, and the blouse has dug sleeves; wears range in color rose tones in the waist and white shoes without socks. It is with the bent on the left leg crossed over the on the right. In front of the composition on the left, square area suggesting that another box on which is a gourd. The floor is green, suggesting vegetation. In the background, the open lanscape suggesting a plantation probably potatoes with two harvesters, which are curved, a back and another profile to the right.


  • Title: Flutist
  • Date: 1940
  • 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: social:ethnic groups:Black, Brazilian Culture:musicians:flute player, human figure:man, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3838
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1211

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