Composition in green tones, blue, ochre, earthy, red, gray, black and violet. Rough texture, marked strokes. Female figure against the background dealt with abstract-geometric shapes in shades of green and ochre. Is full body woman, sitting sideways, turned to the left, taking up almost the entire area of ​​the composition. Sitting on wooden bench, he has his head down toward the knees and hair falling over her face which lies covered by hands. marked verticality in the treatment of the hair and the woman's skirt. Wears clothes in shades of blue, red, ochre, violet and black. Straps made of colored squares and rectangles, sleeveless shows the on the left arm. Exit with hint of draping, treated with colored shapes and diagonal black stripes. Is barefoot and skirt falling on the bank covering it almost entirely.


  • 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: w111 x h161cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in top right corner "PORTINARI 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 896
  • Notes: Support is waterproofed plywood made of cedar from a ship.
  • Inscription: Inscription in top right corner "‘GUERRA’ O.N.U”. On reverse, label "Portinari 84 nº 59 Col. Xavier da Silveira Mulher Chorando Est. do Mural Guerra ONU N.Y. 1,m60 x 1,m10 – óleo Expos. em Milão-Itália 21-3 a 21-4-1963”. Postcard with color reproduction of the panel "War”, captions "War and Peace Mural United Nations” and "Nº 59 Portinari Mulher Chorando GUERRA O.N.U. – N.Y. Coleção Xavier da Silveira”; label "Fink-lote-cx. nº 30 São Paulo”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3549

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