Composition in blue tones, green, gray, ochre, earthy, white, black and red. Smooth texture and brush strokes slightly marked in the sky. Composition representing bust of a man occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background lanscape of hills and blue sky. The portrayed faces, slightly turned to the left. It has long face, brown, short and slicked-back hair, broad forehead, straight eyebrows, light eyes and funds, facing front, long, hooked nose, thin lips closed, rounded chin and short neck. The suit portrayed wears shades of dark gray, white shirt collar and black tie with white flecks. In the background, hills - with suggested way and two houses on the left - against slightly darker sky, near the top edge.


  • Title: Portrait of José Heitgen
  • Date: 1931
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h73.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man, Nature:landscape
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed at top right "C.PORTINARI". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3321
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-191

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