Composition in black and white with touches of blue and earthy. Contour lines, shadows, quick, short strokes. Female figure on white background. Woman kneeling in front, with open arms and raised above his head, open hands. Unfinished arm and on the left hand, just outlined. His head thrown back, his face turned up, looking up. Marge and round face with facial features well-marked. Mong black hair, blowing to the right. Wears long clothes long sleeves with shirred waist suggestion. Barefoot. White background.


  • Title: Kneeling Woman
  • 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: w31 x h50cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, colored pencil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1802
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication in bottom right corner "Para a Amelinha e Augusto com a amizade de Portinari”. Dated in inscription at bottom right "Estudo para o mural Guerra 14m10 na O.N.U. Nova York 1955”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3553

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