Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. Study representing a partial man figure, leaning, against a plain background. The figure is naked, almost in left profile. Head, forearms and legs are not represented clearly. It is mostly seen the trunk and the left thigh muscle, which is well ripped. Arms streched forward as if to pick up something on the floor. The right leg is not represented and the the left leg is outlined by the a contour line, which starts below the knee.


  • Title: Man Bending Over
  • 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: 1938-01-08
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h66cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers, human figure:man
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right edge "Portinari 1938"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 103
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in middle of right edge "croquis Para o Pau Brasil 8-1-938”. On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "DN 670”.
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Brazilwood” [FCO 1748]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-782

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