Hans Staden and Indian Man

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and watercolor touches. It depicts Indian bone in his hand and tilted white man in his direction. On the left, Indian standing in front, his body slightly turned to the left and head to the right, holding bone with both hands. The Indian is naked, has slanted eyes and straight hair, at his side, man standing back to back, in profile to the left with his hands in the direction of the Indian, with his on the left leg further on the right. At the bottom on the left figure crouched and on the right chest.

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  • Title: Hans Staden and Indian Man
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h24cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, human figure:child:boy, human figure:man
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink wash
  • Signature: Signed in bottom right corner “PORTINARI”. Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5172
  • Function: Illustration for the book “Descrição verdadeira de um país...,” by Hans Staden, which was never published
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1550