Composition in black, white and red tones. Fast contour lines and dashed. Support containing two studies: in the upper half, woman crying and in the lower half open on the left hand. The woman is in profile to the left with the upper body leaning forward, face obscured by dark hair, straight and long. Sees on the left arm, squalid, folded with open hand through the hair also covering his face. In the lower half, the hand is open, across almost the entire width of the support; the thumb is up and the other four fingers are almost horizontally stretched, looking up at the bottom on the right wrist support. On hand to see light red accents.


  • Title: Woman Crying and Hand
  • Date: 1955-04
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.5 x h33cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:limbs:hand, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom edge "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2459
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at left edge "guerra IV 55”. On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "Nº 423 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3562

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