Composition in tones earthy, ochre, gray, white, black, rose, red and green. Rough texture. Group of men, women and children against a high wall and suggestion city in the background. In the center of the composition there is the figure of a tall man, who is standing with his head down, on the left arm and hand folded chin, on the right arm lying along the body. wears triangular hat, ill-defined clothing distinguished trousers. Around this central figure on the left, two women with children on his lap and a girl, all standing and facing to the right, a group composed of three boys with triangular hats and a girl. The facial features of the figures are only suggested in some of them and all are barefoot. The group is on the ground in earthy tone against a high wall, looking to the background, the city of suggestion.


  • 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: 1945
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h38cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 945"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1501
  • Inscription: On reverse, stamp "Ministério da Educação e Saúde xxx Museu de Belas Artes Geraldo de [illegible] Lins”. On stretcher, label "Galerie Charpentier 76, Rue du FG.Saint Honoré – Paris Anjou 56-61 – 34-82 PORTINARI 1946” and inscription "19”; round stamp "GARE DE LYON – DOUANE DE PARIS”. On back of frame, label from Transportadora Fink.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2418

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