Madonna with Baby Jesus

Candido Portinari1937

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in shades of blue, green, yellow, ochre and black. Diluted coat of paint colors and contour line in the figures. The fresco is a woman with a boy in colo.As figures are volumetric and flat, without perspective definida.A woman is on the left of the composition and the boy, from the center to the right. Woman faces, with slightly back body to the right, his head slightly tilted down, have dark hair, facial features suggested, sawed eyes, flat nose, mouth closed, suggested only by a slight stroke. wear blue outfit with a long cava shoulder pair the trunk, leaving the sight of the on the right area of ​​the trunk. A piece of cloth, similar to the clothes you wear, passes on the right forearm. The forearm is bent, holding the boy through the legs. The on the left arm is bent upward, supporting the child's body. The boy is naked, facing the lap of the woman. He has suggested light hair, facial features slightly marked, with the eye in a bright color in blue. The boy is with the open on the right hand to the side of the body and the on the left raised, with fingers in a sign of blessing. Background of smooth composition in shades of blue, ochre and green.

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  • Title: Madonna with Baby Jesus
  • Date: 1937
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 6169
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-5080