Composition in the earthy tones, green, red and white. Contour lines and broad strokes. Old head in the center of the stand. The figure is 3/4 toward the on the right, has his forehead marked with horizontal lines, small eyes, nose represented by large triangle, long beard. Dark background to the right of the composition.


  • Title: Head of Old Man
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h32.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: monotype
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 887
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 115” and "Nº 812”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2067

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