Composition in ochre, red, earthy, gray, white, yellow, blue, green and black. Low tones, rough and smooth texture. Working scene representation, seeing if black men and women in the square of Brodowski with the Church of Saint Anthony and houses in the background. In the foreground, on the left of the center, group of two women and a man. The woman on the left is back, nearly on the right edge, has a bundle on her head, sleeveless knee-high dress, bare feet. In the center of the group, back man, nearly 3/4 to the right, with legs apart, suggesting a walking motion, and woman facing forward, 3/4 to the right, with wood beam on her head, semi-covered face and no facial features represented. Near them on the left, sheep facing right. On the floor, pita tree, chest and animal skull. On the right, two oxen lying. In the background, three women on the left seen in perspective, with bundles on their heads, as if walking in the close-knit group of direction that suggests bridal couple and bridal party. On the right, three women with bundles on their heads walking toward the group which is in the third plane on the left of center. On the ground, pita tree and small scattered bushes. On the right, wooden fence and horse running to the left with white knight mounted. In the third level, procession heading for the Church of Saint Anthony, trees and houses. In the background, vegetation, two houses, open fields and blue-gray sky.

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  • Title: Landscape of Brodowski
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h81cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:ox, Nature:Animals:sheep, Nature:Animals:horse, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women, diverse:recurring elements:trunk
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI BRODOWSKI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1772
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "OB”.. On stretcher, label "Carnegie Institute Pittisburgh Pennsylvania To ‘Brodowski Square’ Oil Painting By Candido Portinari Owned by the artist catalogue nº 44 Museum of Modern Art Nº 176 Portinari nº”; handwritten label "101059”.. On back of frame, handwritten label "Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1143