Composition in light shades of gray, ochre and blue. Rough texture. Half-body portrait Olga, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The portrayed faces, head turned to the left 3/4. Mong face, long hair tied at the nape. On the left ear suggested by area in lighter color, wide forehead, slightly rimmed eyes, no definition of pupil and iris; nose and mouth, too, just suggested. Chin long, rounded and thin neck. Wear clothes of long sleeves and high neckline. Might background in blue-gray tone with darker area behind the oval face.


  • Title: Portrait of Olga Portinari Leão
  • Date: 1937
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h72cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:the artist's family:sister, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil and sand
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 942
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-686

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