Composition in orange yellow, green, black, and earth tones. Thick texture and marked brushstrokes. Half-body of a girl occupying the whole height of the area of ​​the composition against a yellow background, all with parallel and long brushstrokes forming slightly sinuous lines. The girl is facing front, has a round face, with dark skin and marked light strokes curly hair with two braids, and a lace forming hoops behind the ears and a string of hair falling in the middle of the forehead, small slit eyes turned up and to the right, small nose, thin, closed lips, square chin and long neck. She wears orangeish clothes with a high neckline to the neck and long sleeves; parallel strokes mark the finish of the rounded neckline, the bottom part of the clothes and the sleeves are adorned by horizontal strokes. Area of shade in green tone behind the girl's neck.


  • Title: Girl
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h55cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:girl
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 56"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1087
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4013

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