Composition in black tones, red, blue and white. Fast, parallel lines. Woman study kneeling in despair attitude, occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The figure is facing has folded arms in vertical with hand covering her parts of the face, which sees only the nose and mouth suggesting desperate attitude. She has long, straight dark hair fallen on the arms. wears long, wide dress, represented by parallel firm strokes, stuck below the bust finding himself on the left leg covered by the same and bare foot.


  • Title: Woman Crying
  • 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: 1955-04
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w27 x h41cm 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
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1997
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in bottom right corner "Guerra IV 55 O.N.U. guerra 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3593

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