Mother and Dead Son

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black tones, white and earthy. Firm contour lines and colored areas. Drawing depicting woman in profile to the right, kneeling on the right leg with the foot flat on the ground, holding in her arms a dead child. It has long, straight back and delineated facial features. wears wide dress is attached to the waist and barefoot.

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  • Title: Mother and Dead Son
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.2 x h20.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, human figure:child:boy, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 300
  • Inscription: Inscription in bottom left corner "guerra O.N.U.”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 126” and "Nº 762”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3538