Composition in tones earthy, green, red ochre, gray, ochre, black, red and white support. Fast contour lines made brush, smoky rooms of dry brush and brush strokes marked suggesting details such as vegetation. Composition representing double embraced black, occupying the central area of ​​the composition, suggesting hills, vegetation and huts. The couple is standing, hugging, one facing the other. Man is on the left, almost in profile to the right; 3/4 with head turned to the right and fallen back. wear hat, has suggested facial features, on the right arm on the woman's arm and the on the left hand on her back. Is the most advanced on the right leg than the on the left, through the legs of women. wears suit and light shoes, suggested by the outline and marked by gray smudges. The woman is on the right, in profile to the left, his head almost tumbled forward and to the right. It has black, short and curly hair with lace suggestion at the top and defined facial features. It is robust, has her breasts, belly and buttocks marked by the outline of the light dress, filled with red balls and tied at the waist by a range of gray tones. He is with his on the left arm bent under your partner's arm; straddle, with bare on the left foot. In the background, shacks Suggested between stylized vegetation and small elevations. In the sky, light blurs suggest clouds.


  • Title: Lovers
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w49 x h63cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:couple
  • Technique: gouache , dry brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3465
  • Inscription: On back of frame, label from Lazzaro & Ugo framing house.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1238

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