Hans and Indians I

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and watercolor touches. Taba indigenous with three hollow, surrounded by a palisade. In the center of Taba, Hans Staden figure standing with raised arms, some scattered figures and three hollow. Inside the palisade the stick on the left stuck with the tip stuck skull. On the right out of the stockade, six canoes side by side as if they were anchored on the edge of a river. Watery touches on multiple areas of the composition.

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  • Title: Hans and Indians I
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.3 x h18.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, Nature:landscape:Indian village, human figure:group:women, human figure:man
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink wash
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 747
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On cardboard, inscription by Maria Portinari "Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, para ilustrar Hans Staden. Autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari DN 666”. On reverse, inscription "Nº 952”.
  • Function: Illustration for the book “Descrição verdadeira de um país...,” by Hans Staden, which was never published
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1545