Composition in black and white. Contour lines and some shaded. Profile woman sitting to the left occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The figure is sitting with bent legs and the trunk inclined; Long straight hair, hiding her face is resting on his knees. wears dress that covers the legs and are barefoot.


  • 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
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: crayon
  • Signature: Signed in bottom half "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1152
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication by Maria Portinari.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Woman Crying” [FCO 896]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3548

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