Northeastern Raft

Candido Portinari1954

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in tones earthy, green, violet, blue, yellow, ochre, black and rose. Smooth texture. Composition depicting two men and a woman in that suggests that the deck of a raft against geometrized background. Figures have dark skin, have indicated facial features being defined only by color compact mass. In the foreground, on the left of center, kneeling, 3/4 toward the on the right, head tilted forward to seeing the fallen dark hair; You have your arms straight down and secure with hands what would be the point of a cloth. wears violet dress, long, short-sleeved and is barefoot. Behind this figure, in the background, two fishermen, standing, facing each other. What is on the left is almost back slightly back to the right. wears brimmed hat, purple shirt, pants rolled up to just below the knees and sandals with strap through his fingers. It arms stretched forward; secure with the on the left hand part of a string and the on the right something undefined. In front of the other jangadeiro is facing with the head tilted down; wears blue shirt, pants rolled up to just below the knees and sandals with strap through his fingers. Has folded arms and secure with hands in vertical rope that runs through almost the entire height of the support. On the legs of fishermen areas of contrasting shadows. The floor of the vessel is defined by rectangular areas which suggests wooden boards. Fund as defined by regular geometrical areas.

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  • Title: Northeastern Raft
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w147 x h198cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:raftsman, Brazilian Culture:raft, human figure:group:men, human figure:woman
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 54"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2560
  • Function: Work executed to decorate the headquarters of the “O Cruzeiro” magazine, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Work designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer.. Brazilian Scenes Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3267