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Hans and Indians IV

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and watercolor touches. It depicts indigenous surrounded by a palisade. Inside the palisade a hollow with indigenous in different positions, one with bow and arrow. In the center of Taba, Hans Staden front, with boat and arms raised in the air. A little on the left of center, leaving the stockade, two rods with skulls at the tip. Soft touches of watery in some areas of the composition.

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  • Title: Hans and Indians IV
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.4 x h18.4cm 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:men
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink wash
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 730
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 649(5)” and "Nº 953”.
  • Function: Illustration for the book “Descrição verdadeira de um país...,” by Hans Staden, which was never published
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1528

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