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Gaúchos

Candido Portinari1954

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in blue tones, ochre, earthy, green, gray, white, rose and black. Smooth texture and marked brushstrokes. It depicts woman sitting on the floor with in front gaucho standing against geometrized background with ox and moringa skull. In the foreground, on the left, sitting green skinned woman 3/4 toward the on the right. Has gray hair stuck his neck, facial features defined by black strokes. wear long blue short-sleeved dress and is barefoot. Her legs are bent with knees up; his arms are folded and the on the left is with the elbow resting on the thigh with hand on the face of the on the left cheek and on the right hand with the on the left forearm. In front, on the right in the foreground, gaucho, blue-skinned, almost slightly front facing the on the left, suggesting be heading. wears brimmed hat tied raised chin, gray long sleeve shirt, a dark poncho over, green breeches and high boots. On the right arm along the body holding the rope wrapped hand and on the left folded on the chest holding face close to spherical object. Her legs are apart by looking up the earlier on the right than the on the left. Background in light blue tone with geometrical areas extending across the floor in ochre, darker blue, green and rose. On the left, between the two figures, cutting through almost the entire height of the support seeing in it the hanging animals skull; more to the right, so suggesting a crock and on the left the gaucho, near his elbow, circular suggesting moon.

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  • Title: Gaúchos
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w149 x h199cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular types:Gaúcho, human figure:man, human figure:woman, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 54"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2561
  • Function: Work executed to decorate the headquarters of the “O Cruzeiro” magazine, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Work designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer.. Brazilian Scenes Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3269

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