Composition in gray tones, yellow, ochre, blue, white, rose, earthy, black. Rough texture, marked strokes. Man figure against a light background. Portrait of man, half bust, face almost 3/4 on the right front body. Has black hair combed back, large, square face with facial features marked by angular lines. Wide forehead, dark and thick eyebrows, dark eyes turned to the left, thin nose, thin lips closed. Short, thick neck. Wears shirt buttoned at the front, open collar with pointed collar. Shirt in shades of gray with blue accents. Background ochre hue.


  • Title: Portrait of Mem Sardinha Xavier da Silveira
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w33 x h41cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 909
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom right corner "PARA O MEM PORTINARI 57”
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4103

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