Composition in black and white. Contour lines defining the shapes and shadows defining the volumes. Composition representing naked man back occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support against a plain background. Man is almost back slightly turned to the left, has short hair, facial features suggested in the profile and muscles well-marked by volumes. It arms along the body, muscular legs and buttocks and is barefoot. Might falling from the left of the composition designing shady area on the right.


  • Title: Man with Back Turned
  • Date: 1937-12-09
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w40 x h72.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers, human figure:man
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3094
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "croquis Para o Gado 9-XII-937”. On back of frame, label "41-Portinari, Candido 1903-1962 Homem (estudo de figura para o painel ‘O Gado’) desenho a carvão as.dat 1937 inf. dir. 73 x 41"; label from Galeria Vendôme.
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Cattle” [FCO 1750]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-742

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