Composition in ochre, earthy, gray, blue and white. Smooth texture. Three women and five children in arid lanscape with mountains in the background. In the foreground, the center, two women sitting on the floor. The on the left has the head and torso facing left, bent, legs wide apart, on the left arm resting on his lap and passed on the right behind two children beside her. One is down on his back and the other profile to the left, which only sees the face, the body to be covered by the woman's leg. Slightly behind and to the left of lowered child, a girl standing slightly turned to the left and part of the body covered by the child down. The on the right woman is facing, with his head down, looking for a child who has in his lap, with her head resting on his on the right arm. Ahead of this central It depicts, from the left to the right, on the floor: an unidentified object; a crock; child sitting with his head down profile to the left and passed his arms around the legs bent; a trunk leaves the tin cut by the lower edge of the support and scattered stones. In the background, detached from the group, slightly on the right of center and higher plane, another woman, also sitting on the floor with your legs into the covert dress and hands in her lap. He is 3/4 with head turned to the left, in contemplative attitude and wears ribbon around the hair, finishing loop on top of the head. On the right representation of a hat figure, which only see the upper body, as if he were walking down a curved road in lower plane that the ground where the other figures. All characters in the composition has dark skin, varying shades according to the incidence of light and being the outstanding woman of the lighter-skinned group. All wear light-colored clothes of the same type - a kind of tunic - and look down. Background with different elevations, especially higher in the upper on the left corner. Grayish blue with a horizontal row of white birds a little on the left of center.


  • Title: Migrants
  • 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: 1936
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:landscape:metaphysics, human figure:child, human figure:group, human figure:woman, diverse:recurring elements:trunk, diverse:recurring elements:water jug
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 936 BRASIL"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2292
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "MUSEU NACIONAL DE BELAS ARTES RIO DE JANEIRO EXPOSIÇÃO: Portinari (dez anos de morte) DATA junho 1972 EB”.. On back of frame, label from Artefact framing house.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-594

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