Composition in green tones, gray, ochre, blue, red, white and black. Smooth texture, marked and apparent support strokes. Boy bust portrait occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background areas which comprises irregular be seen a kite and four fish. The pictured 3/4 is facing right, has a round face, dark hair with bangs fallen over his forehead, blue eyes, nose and mouth only indicated. Bust suggested by contour lines, watching the clothes of red diamonds and earthy wears that portrayed. The bottom consists of spots in green hues, with nearly horizontal red band in the center where fish are four stylized, two on the left and two on the right, plus a white and red kite in the upper on the left half of the composition.


  • Title: Portrait of João Candido
  • 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: 1942-01-01
  • Physical Dimensions: w35 x h41.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:fish, portrait:the artist's family:son
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "WASHINGTON I-I-1942 PORTINARI"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3401
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1597

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