Composition in light shades of rose, blue, green, earthy, ochre, lilac, yellow, red, white and black. Smooth texture. Set formed by three players occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. To the left, a man standing in front, playing clarinet. wear kind of rounded hat and pointy shoes. On the right man sitting on a rose cube, facing his face turned to the right, playing guitar. It is bald, has indicated facial features, is with legs apart and footwear. Immediately behind, part of man's body touching kind of horn. Musicians who are standing do not have the facial features represented and all wear geometrical clothes. Blue background to the hub height where the violinist is sitting and rose on top with areas of ochre shade next to the figures.


  • Title: Musicians
  • Date: 1961
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w130 x h195cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:musicians:band, Brazilian Culture:musicians:clarinet player, Brazilian Culture:musicians:guitar player, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1721
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "PINTADO POR CANDIDO PORTINARI E AUTENTICADO POR: Maria Victoria Portinari” and "PORTINARI”.. On stretcher that crosses support horizontally, labels "Nº 53 Musicos Exposição no Pavilhão de Arte Contemporânea de Milão – Itália 21 de março a 21 de abril 1963 Col. João Candido Portinari”, "Museu Nacional de Belas Artes. Rio de Janeiro Exposição: Portinari (dez anos de morte) Data junho 1972”, da Transportadora Fink; inscriptions "Rainha [illegible]”, "771”, "Milão” e "83”. On stretcher that crosses support vertically, label "80” and round label "DOGANA MILANO”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4829

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