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Man with Back Turned

Candido Portinari1937-12-09

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

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  • 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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