Pregnant Migrant Woman

Candido Portinari1945

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in sepia and white. Contour lines, using dry brush and shading. Composition representing a figure of a pregnant woman, standing holding a child, with deliberate significant deformation, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The figure forward facing, has her hair parted in the middle and tied back, schematic facial features with suffering expression. She has the right arm along the body and her left carries a skinny child in her lap. She wears sleeveless dress, checkerboard patterned by bust high, fitted to her body, accentuating the massive belly. Legs are spread and bare feet. Smooth and background shadow areas on the right, on the ground.

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  • Title: Pregnant Migrant Woman
  • Date: 1945
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w36 x h82cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:child:boy, human figure:woman
  • Technique: sepia brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 1945"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3123
  • Inscription: On back of frame, label "Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo Parque Ibirapuera – C.P. 22031 – S. Paulo – Brasil. Título da Exposição: Portinari Pintor Social Autor: C. Portinari Dados biográficos Título da obra e data: Retirante Grávida 1945 Técnica: mista Dimensões 82,2 x 35,1 Propriedade: Arthur Octavio de Camargo Pacheco S.P.”.. On back of frame, label "Galeria O Irapuan José Roberto Bortoletto Quadros e Molduras Av. Sto. Amaro, 1451 Tel rec 63-9434”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2349