Composition in black and brown tones. Lines defining contours and shaded setting strong volumes. Front girl, worker's arm aside and stack of bags in the background, occupying the area of ​​support. The girl is standing with huge bag appearing to be full of cotton hanging on the left shoulder, across his body almost to the foot. It has a round face, all shaded, protected by broad-brimmed hat, short hair divided in the middle and combed to the side leaving the discovery forehead; lowered lids seemed to be looking for cotton in his hands. The on the left shoulder is more fallen than the on the right, the weight of the bag. The arms are bent, holding in each hand a cotton flake suggesting go put them into the bag. wear long sleeve dress, round neckline, long to below the knees and is barefoot. On the floor, on the left, part of a pumpkin pumpkin; the corner of some rocks and behind the girl, great pita. At the upper left corner, part of worker's arm standing behind the girl, curved profile to the left and behind the worker, on the right bank, a stack of bags.


  • Title: Girl
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w102 x h178cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating cotton, social:workers:female settler, human figure:child:girl, human figure:limbs:arm
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1587
  • Function: Fragment of the cartoon “Cotton” [FCO 5338]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-837

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