Rice Threshers

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in yellow, orange, blue, ochres, earthy, red and white. Smooth and rough texture with marked brushstrokes. It depicts rice harvest in planted field and blue sky. In the foreground, on the left, rectangular table made up of juxtaposed trunks where we see a tiller facing forward with his head and arms raised holding a bundle of rice, wearing yellow clothes. On the right end of the table, another tiller turned back in the same position of the figure in front of him, wearing orange shirt and pants in ochre and blue tones. On the right, curved boy's profile to the left, taking a rice beam off the floor. In the background, on the left, facing forward, a horse with child on its back and, on the right, a front curved figure, dressed in orange. The figures do not have defined facial features and are barefoot. In the background, planted field and cut stalks, with clear blue sky.

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  • Title: Rice Threshers
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating rice, social:workers:farm hand, Nature:Animals:horse, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right “PORTINARI 55”
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2844
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3393