Composition in black tones, gray, earthy and rose. Contour lines, shaded and shaved. Figure kneeling, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The figure is from the front, has a round face, facing up looking up long black hair on the right. Facial features slightly represented: straight eyebrows, eyes open looking up, viewed large low nose, rose painted lips closed. Shady area beneath the chin and neck. On the left arm raised with his hand on his chest. Wears long sleeve tunic stuck to the body accentuating the bust volume and thighs. About the dress, shaded earthy tones and shaved areas on the figure accentuating its volume.


  • 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: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w21 x h38.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon
  • Signature: Signed in bottom right corner "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3233
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "guerra V 55 O.N.U.”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3598

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