Composition in tones ochre earthy, blue, gray, yellow, rose. Smooth and rough texture. Panning It depicts men. On the left, front man, with half of the body immersed in water, face turned to the right, holding it with your on the left hand and panning on the right hand holds gravel, with the cupped hand up. It has defined facial features, muscular arms, wears straw hat with flaps. From the center to the right man leaning profile to the left, with his legs immersed in water up to his knees, holding screen in front of him with both hands. wear straw hat with flaps, has represented facial features. In the center, in the background, person suggestion forward, holding panning. Background with irregular geometrized area.


  • Title: Gold Prospectors
  • Date: 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: w46.4 x h38.7cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:prospecting for gold, social:workers:prospector, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right edge "PORTINARI 948"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5071
  • Function: Illustration for a Silva Araújo-Roussel Laboratories pamphlet.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2686

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