Composition in black, blue, red and white tones. Tangled lines, parallel, circular and contour. Composition representing a woman's head in profile to the left, taking up almost the entire stand area. The figure has prominent forehead, delicate nose, lips closed and chin too prominent. Wavy hair covering the neck.


  • Title: Profile of Woman
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: colored pencil, India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4414
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4557

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