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Missionary

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Predominance of contour lines. Study representing Jesuit scattered and three figures against a white background. In the foreground, on the left, Jesuit standing in front, with the face in profile to the right, on the right arm over the body and on the left folded on the chest. On the right on the floor with an ax blade facing forward. In the background, the center back of female figure, with his on the left hand covered by the Jesuit. Wears long dress, you have hair in bun and wears bag in tow, the on the right shoulder. On the right on the floor, straw basket suggestion. In the third plane, the on the right facing child outline, with raised on the left arm, using indium species thong. At the bottom, on the right of center woman sitting on the left diagonal to the right and back to front, with arms in his arms and legs stretched forward.

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  • Title: Missionary
  • Date: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h29cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:objects:axe, social:ethnic groups:Indian, historical themes:characters:Jesuits, religious:eclesiastic:Jesuit, human figure:child:boy, human figure:man
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 369
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 224” and "Nº 316”.
  • Function: Sketch, not used, for the mural painting “Catechesis” [FCO 3767]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1581

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