Jesuit School

Candido Portinari1938

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, earthy, blue, white, yellow and black. Predominance of shaded. It depicts the catechesis of the indigenous by the Jesuits. Group of indigenous geared toward two priests. A priest sits at the on the right, in profile to the left with the on the left hand stretched forward and the other priest is on his on the right, standing in profile to the left. Both have shaved the sides and wear dark robes. In front of the priests, group of indigenous sitting in a semicircle. Three indigenous are on the left sitting in boxes, hands on the legs. More to the right, seven indigenous standing. A on the left to hamper the head. Another Indian crouched behind the seated priest. Background in light shade and blue sky band.

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  • Title: Jesuit School
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w48.5 x h68cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, historical themes:historical scenes:evangelizing, historical themes:characters:Jesuits, religious:eclesiastic:Jesuit, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: pastel
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5165
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Jesuit School”; not executed. Work designed for the auditorium of Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-793