Composition in blue tones, black, purple, ochre, earthy and sepia. Contour lines, tangled and shaded. It depicts kneeling woman, occupying almost the entire height of the support. The figure is from the front, covering her face with both hands and an apron that is stuck in the waist. The on the left hand is covered by cloth. She has long dark hair. It wears a kind of turban, long dress and long sleeves. Plain background.


  • Title: Kneeling Woman
  • Date: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w34.5 x h49.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: crayon, sanguine, colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed in bottom right corner "Rio, VI-60 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5636
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in bottom right corner "Guerra V 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3597

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