Composition in black and white. Straight, crossed and crisscrossed lines. Few contour lines and quick strokes. Two arms black data against dotted background. The men are standing in front, side by side and wear wide-brimmed hat. Have dashed faces without representation of facial features. Wear white suit, collared shirt, narrow tie and shoes white shoes. Fund all dashed enhancing white drawing by the absence of traces.


  • Title: João Branco and João Navalha
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w12.4 x h20cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at right edge "Portinari 57"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2640
  • Function: Illustration for the poem “Bares,” from the book “Antologia poética,” by Nicolás Guillén
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4276

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