Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts four women crying, occupying the entire stand area. The figures are kneeling in front, they have long hair and wear dresses with full skirts, cloths with parallel and transverse lines of light and dark tones in irregular geometric shapes. On the left, front woman with her hands covering her face. Beside her, woman also covering his face with his hands. Among them behind, one sees the head of another woman, covering her face with her hands. On the right, almost behind the second woman, another woman with his face up and his on the left hand on his on the left cheek. Background in irregular geometrical areas.


  • Title: Women 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: w190 x h160cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signature? Date?
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5099
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]. "This work was awarded the Guggenheim Prize in 1956."
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3545

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