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Mother

Candido Portinari1942

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in gray tones, earthy, white and black. Thick texture. Figure outlined in black and marked significant deformation. Woman holding four children in her arms, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. A woman sits facing the profile head to the left, revealing the face of despair; see each other's hands and on the right foot disproportionately large, secure in her lap four children, only two with defined facial features and looking forward. Background suggesting indoors.

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  • Title: Mother
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w80 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:religious scenes:mothers' wrath, human figure:group:children, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom left corner "PORTINARI*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1119
  • Function: Study for the panel “The Last Bulwark” [FCO 2736]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1742

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