Composition in black and white. Contour lines and shading. Head black occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support. The head is nearly edge-on to the right and cut at the top, the support of the limit, only appearing of the forehead. It has the on the right half of the clear-cut face and the semi-dark face. On the left eye represented only by contour line, long, big nose, thick lips, closed and rounded chin.


  • Title: Head of Black Man
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.7 x h29.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:man, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1942
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication at bottom left "Para o Rodrigo no dia de seu aniversário off Portinari 938”
  • Function: Study
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-940

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