Composition in tones earthy, rose, blue, ochre, red, white and black. Smooth texture and contour lines. It depicts man playing the flute. The figure is standing in front, with the torso and head slightly turned to the right, away and secure legs with both hands flute in red tones, which is playing. He has suggested facial features, wears ochre hat tabs, colored shirt with blue dots, long sleeves and ruffles at the waist and pants in shades earthy with black dots and is barefoot. Might horizontal line marking the floors and plain white background.


  • Title: Musician
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.5 x h25.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:musicians:flute player, human figure:man
  • Technique: watercolor, lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5006
  • Function: Costume design for the Iara Ballet
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2138

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