Composition in blue, yellow, ochre, earthy, black, red and rose. Smooth texture. It depicts pair of lovers against the background with hill, kites, balloons and chest. The couple is sitting on the bench with backrest coated tiles. The woman is on the left, sitting in front, turned slightly to the right, hair shoulder length with ribbon on head, facial features suggested, shapely body, on the right hand holding the man's on the left hand. wear yellow dress with red spots and is barefoot. Man is the on the right of the composition, has suggested facial features and on the left hand holding the woman's hand. wears brimmed hat, clothing ochre and are barefoot. On the right on the floor, blue chest. In the background, suggesting two posts; on the left and on the right, stacking some rectangular objects. In the center, hill, blue and on the left about pole. Blue sky Tone "degrade" clearing on the horizon, with balloons, kites, birds, clouds and crescent moon to the left.


  • Title: Lovers
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w47.5 x h38.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:toys:balloon, Brazilian Culture:children's games:toys:kite, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:couple, diverse:recurring elements:trunk
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI 939"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4213
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1016

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