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Races

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts half-bust of three figures: one black, one white and one Indian, symbolizing the three races against light background with rays in the center and surrounding the It depicts, circle with doves. In the center of the composition, white man, with contour lines, and part of its trunk with contour represented by the dark tones of the bodies of the men who are on your side. On the left, black man, bald, with the body superimposed by the man at the center. On the right, Indian, suggesting to have bangs, her body also overlapped by the man of the center. Behind them, rays, suggesting compass rose on light background. Engaging the It depicts, two circles, which have in pigeons with plant branch in the nozzle. On the outside of the circle, rectangular outline, with a plant branch at each corner.

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  • Title: Races
  • Date: 1955
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Indian, social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:group:men, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: medium unidentified
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "Portinari 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5076
  • Inscription: At top and bottom edges, inscription "Festival da Mocidade Sul-Americana - S.Paulo, 6 a 13 fev. 1955"; at lateral edges, "Festival de la Juventud Sudamericana - S.Paulo, 6 a 13 febr. 1955."
  • Function: Design for the Festival da Mocidade Sul-Americana poster; not executed
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3366

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