Composition in black and white. Contour lines, dashed and scrapes. Kibbutz It depicts where various activities are being developed. In the foreground, from the left to the right: part of a building with gable roof and a small window; ten girls forming a wheel, giving idea of ​​movement through his legs apart, skirts and flowing hair; about two beams with two stakes, diagonally from front to back and on the left to the right; four heads of cattle together, one of them even calf, two front and two back. In the background, from the left to the right: another building, lower than the first; displaying a figure with a child in the lap; just on the right of center, two men lowered and several stacks of bags on the floor; large silo with windows cut by the upper edge of the support; a tractor mats, stopped. In the third level, also from the left to the right: four homes lined up diagonally from the left to the right and from front to back, all low and gable roof; rectangle in front of the first three houses, suggesting garden; behind the silo, shed with fuel stored; Tractor walking towards the bottom, pulling trailer, where they are seated figures across the back, side by side with the legs facing out. At the bottom, on the left and on the right, representation of planted fields, and the on the left is being irrigated by a high well, that is behind the houses.


  • Title: Kibbutz
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w37.8 x h28.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:calf, Nature:Animals:ox, Nature:landscape:kibbutz, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2624
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "KIBUTZ 1956 ISRAEL”. On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 17 Kiboutz nanquim 038 1/2 x 028 1/2 (128)” and "17”.
  • Function: Work executed in Brazil upon the artist's return from Israel. The inscription registers the location that inspired the work.. Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3992

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