Composition in black tones, sepia and white. Line defining contours and shading setting volume. man study, facing against plain background. The figure has strong body, with well characterized muscle is slightly inclined with the head forward and safe in the hands, a kind of the horizontal rod. The figure wears swimming trunks, have legs apart and are barefoot. Might falling from the left of the composition.


  • Title: Man
  • Date: 1938-02-07
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w42 x h69cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers, human figure:man
  • Technique: charcoal, sepia
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 141
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "croquis Para Borracha 7-II 938”. On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "DN 674”. On back of frame, inscription "DN 674”.
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Rubber” [FCO 1758]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-805

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