Composition in blue tones, ochre, black, white and red. Texture unidentified. It depicts men in raft and women in two other smaller rafts. In the foreground, man on the left with his back, in profile to the right, holding the candle raft is caught in mast in the middle of the vessel. He's on the right leg further on the left, on the right arm outstretched holding the candle in the middle. He's with the hair and clothes esvoaçadas. wear light clothing and shirt with red dots. Behind him, inside the candle, a man standing in front, using tabs and clothing hat in light shade. In front of the candle, figure with bulky body inclined to the left, pulling the sea network. The figure wears clothes in blue. Alongside this figure, more to the left, a basket of straw, and a rectangular bench in perspective from the front to the back. The raft is boards and see if tied between them at the bank. In the background, on the left and on the right, two rafts, each with a woman, and on the right the raft, we see sailing. Might background in the area where the figures and bluish around.


  • Title: Rafts
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h81cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:raftsman, Brazilian Culture:raft, human figure:group:women, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4677
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1201

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