Composition in blue tones, ochre, rose, gray, violet, black and white. Smooth texture. Girl standing by the fence against blue background and brick wall suggestion. In the center of the composition, black girl, from the front, with the head turned slightly to the left. It has angular face, a kind of white cloth covering the top of the head and falling to the back, leaving the kinky hair to show only one side. Facial features significantly represented: big eyes, and parted lips outlined nose. Arms along the body and overly small hands. wears dressed in violet tones of one shoulder, long to his knees, leaving the calf on display and pants white flat shoes. The figure is all skirted by broad brushstrokes in dark blue. Behind the figure, big black and on the left, blue trunk with rose details. Fund indefinitely in light blue tones seeing yourself behind, rose brick wall portion.


  • Title: Girl with Chest
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w59 x h72.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:child:girl, diverse:recurring elements:trunk
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3803
  • Inscription: On stretcher, inscription "59614”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1255

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