Preparations for Saint John's Festival

Candido Portinari1939

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in tones earthy, blue, gray, green, ochre, white, rose and black. Smooth texture. Outdoor It depicts with people grouped and part of a house occupying the entire area of ​​support. In the foreground, on the floor ground, three women group around a pylon. On the right downtown, woman standing with her back, on the right arm on waist, wearing turban and gown with one shoulder and rotated. Shortly after, in the center, Profile woman bent to the right, in the position of who is grinding something in a mortar in front. wears turban and green sleeveless dress and long. At his side, on the floor, a closed chest. Between the two figures, part of a front woman carrying on his shoulder a gourd, using blue dress handles. In the background, on the left, three women standing just outlined, a back and two forward. A little behind, on the left of center, woman sitting in profile to the right with your legs bent. On the right part of the facade of a blue wall house with a balcony railings. In the background, from the left to the right: clear spots on gray background man standing in front, carrying burden on the head and three women standing, diagonally from the left to the right and back to front.

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  • Title: Preparations for Saint John's Festival
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w30.5 x h33cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Festival of Saint John, Brazilian Culture:popular types:Baiana, human figure:group:women, human figure:man, diverse:recurring elements:trunk, diverse:recurring elements:gourd, diverse:recurring elements:mortar and pestle
  • Technique: watercolor, gouache
  • Signature: Signed at bottom left "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1722
  • Function: Study for the panel “Night of Saint John's Festival” [FCO 4082]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-995