Jesus and the Apostles

Candido Portinari1957

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in tones earthy, red, blue and black. Contour lines and lines forming small squares study suggesting mosaic panel. It depicts Jesus on the cross and twelve kneeling figures at his side. In the center of the composition, Christ on the cross in front. On the left, six figures, side by side, in profile to the right knees. On the right six figures, side by side, in profile to the left also kneeling. Background and figures all worked with small squares suggesting mosaic panel. In the upper on the left corner suggestion moon. Straight lines crossing diagonally intersecting the composition at various points.

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  • Title: Jesus and the Apostles
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46.5 x h19.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Jesus, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1401
  • Function: Study for the mosaic mural “Jesus and the Apostles”; not executed. Work designed for the Palácio da Alvorada chapel, Brasília, DF
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4117