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Head of Boy

Candido Portinari1947

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines, little shading. Boy head on white background. Boy 3/4 on the left, sharply oval head, indicated by kinky hair at the top and on the right near the ear and neck. It has a short, wrinkled forehead, on the right eye bulging and large on the left and semi-closed with the lid in a triangular shape. Nose indicated by crossed lines, thick mouth represented by scratches, overhanging upper jaw, chin and neck indicated by thin contour line. Suggested ajar sleeved. On the right hand holds something, perhaps food, in front of the mouth.

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  • Title: Head of Boy
  • Date: 1947
  • Physical Dimensions: w27 x h37cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:child:boy, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: crayon
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1856
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication at bottom right "Para os queridíssimos amigos: Maria Thereza e Rafael com a maior admiração de Portinari 1947”
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2623

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