Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts two gauchos and scarecrow in the open, with clear area surrounding the It depicts. The figures are stylized facial features. In the foreground, on the left, gaucho sitting in what looks like a bank, facing right. wear brimmed hat, fastened with strap around the face, dark poncho over plaid shirt with long sleeves and light breeches and boots long pipes. Safe in the hands an accordion that is on the legs. On the right, another profile gaucho on the left standing. wears brimmed hat stuck with strap around her face, on clear poncho shirt with dark dots, also breeches with dark dots, wears knee-high boot. He is with the on the left hand on her hip and has legs apart, on the right foot ahead than the on the left. Ahead of rope coiled on the floor and stretched sinuous line to near the bottom of the composition. In the background, on the left of center, armed scarecrow wooden beam, a wire fence that crosses the entire width of the holder. It has the loose head of the body, attached by rope and is inclined to the left. Wears blouse and trousers, with a few pieces of checkered cloth. Two birds are on the floor below the scarecrow, behind the fence, and two are perched on the wire on the right. At the bottom, near the top edge of the support on the right horse running to the right, ridden by a man.


  • Title: Gaúcho
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w200 x h300cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:bird, Brazilian Culture:scarecrow, Brazilian Culture:musicians:accordion player, Brazilian Culture:popular types:Gaúcho, human figure:man, diverse:recurring elements:rope
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4165
  • Notes: Work destroyed on March 12, 1949 in a fire at headquarters of the Rádio Tupi of Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
  • Function: Work executed to decorate the headquarters of the Rádio Tupi of Rio de Janeiro, RJ.. Musicians Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1634

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