Composition in black and white. Contour lines, dashes and smoky. Three figures lying on networks against smoky background. The networks cut across the width of the support are represented by vertical dashed parallel, and are perspective views from below upwards. The three figures lying in each of the networks are squalid and appear naked men. The first is lying with his head turned to the left, the raised on the left leg and on the right arm hanging out of the net; the second, also with the head to the left, only see the line of the body; the third, with the head to the right, has the body facing forward, hands clasped at the time of the stomach and the on the left leg raised. Above this, the suggestion of three networks. Background with smoky effect.


  • Title: Men in Hammocks
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.8 x h24.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2096
  • Notes: Support affixed to yellow Bristol board.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom right "ESTUDO PARA AGUA FORTE”
  • Function: Study for the engraving “Men in Hammocks” [FCO 819]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4625

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