Composition in black, blue, rose and white tones. Contour lines, tangled lines and colored areas. Composition representing woman and boy, the two nearly full-length, in profile to the left, taking up almost the entire support height, against background with some colorful geometrical areas. The women and children are side by side, and the boy is low and only comes to his mother's breast height. She's with the hair up in a bun is back and with arms folded, his hands covering his face, which you see only the nose. She wears sleeveless dress that suggests that straight. The boy is represented against the woman's dress and your silhouette is all filled with graphite, which contrasts with the rest of the composition. He is emaciated and is part of the stretched with on the left arm. Around the figure of the woman, geometric areas in rose and blue.


  • 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: 1955-05
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.5 x h40cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:child, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3730
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "guerra V 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3600

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