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Raftsman

Candido Portinari1948

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in predominantly light shades of blue, green, rose and ochre tones and earthy, gray, black and white. Smooth, solid areas and areas with marked brushstrokes. Composition representing raft with two figures, occupying the central area of ​​the composition against background composed of geometrical areas in the blue and green. The raft is diagonally from the left to the right, front to the back. It is composed of eleven interlocking logs, with the candle suggested by geometrical areas in rose and gray tones. To the left of center of the composition, on the raft, man standing figure and profile to the right. wear hat on earthy tone, has indicated facial features, long neck and rose skin. It is stretched with the on the right arm, holding what appears to be a wooden bowl, which seems to wet the candle. Wear clothes defined by geometrical areas on earthy shades. It is with the earlier on the right leg to the left and wear flip-flops. Behind this figure hint of blue rope and in front of reed suggestion. The on the right figure is kneeling on the raft and turned slightly to the right. It is with his body bent forward and seems to pull the sea a network. Wear clothes in shades reddish earthy and has suggested hair. Behind this figure, a low stool, rectangular seat. The sea is indicated by geometrical areas in bluish and greenish tones.

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  • Title: Raftsman
  • Date: 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h38.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:raftsman, Brazilian Culture:raft, human figure:man
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 948"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3462
  • Notes: Support affixed to hardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "Galeria Bonino Buenos Aires Maipu 962 TE. 312527 nº Autor Candido Portinari Titulo La Jangada Medida 045 x 038 Procedencia Colecion Particular Notas Várias”.
  • Function: Illustration for the Silva Araújo-Roussel Laboratories pamphlet about the drug Serenol.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2682

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