Jesus Dies on the Cross

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black shades, blue, rose, gray and white. Contour lines and dashes. It depicts Jesus died on the cross and three people kneeling on the floor. In the center, Jesus crucified facing with fallen head on the right over his shoulder, using a white cloth covering her hips. At the foot of the cross, on the left, kneeling woman in profile to the right. On the right, a kneeling figure turned to the left also in prayer attitude and behind it another kneeling figure with her head tilted to the right, hands covering his face. Plain background.

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  • Title: Jesus Dies on the Cross
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.8 x h24.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:religious scenes:Stations of the Cross, religious:Jesus, human figure:group:women, human figure:man
  • Technique: gouache , lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Initialed in bottom right corner "CP". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5102
  • Inscription: Inscription in top right corner "12”
  • Function: Study for the painting “Jesus Dies on the Cross” [FCO 2491], Twelfth Station of the Via Crucis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2313