Composition in tones orange, yellow, black, green, blue, rose, mauve, ochre and white. Contour lines and colored areas. It depicts crying woman and three children in desperate attitude, occupying the entire area of ​​the support, against background in geometrical areas. On the left, woman kneeling on his back with his arms up. It has black, long, straight hair, wears purple clothes and is barefoot. The center and on the right, three teenage boys, standing, front, side by side, with no defined facial features. All wear shirt, pants rolled up shins and flip-flops, and the fabrics of the clothes are represented by geometrical areas. The boy is on the left with folded arms and hands at the ears; the middle is with the on the right hand over the head and the on the left at chest height; the on the right standing with arms up and head thrown back. Background in orange and yellow areas with circle to the right, suggesting sun.


  • 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: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h32cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:group:men, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, color crayon
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3750
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom left corner "Para o amigo Mario Dionisio, com o abraço de Portinari 55”
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3404

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