Composition in ochre, yellow, gray, white, earthy, green and black. Smooth, thick texture in some regions and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing black man sitting playing clarinet, against the background of ochre and yellow tones. The figure is seated, facing slightly toward the on the right, wears light straw hat, straight skirt, has the facial features suggested by brushstrokes in green looking up eyes closed, appearing to be concentrated playing the instrument that holds between hands - the on the left above to the right. He is sitting on wooden bench legs and green cane seat. wear white suit, elastic boot with green handles and has legs slightly apart. The ground is represented in ochre flatly and bottom, very clear yellow tones, with marked strokes and curves circle darker representing the sun in the upper on the left corner.


  • Title: Sad Musician
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w81 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Brazilian Culture:musicians:clarinet player, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 57"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3101
  • Inscription: On stretcher, stamp "Instituto de Restauro L.E. Battioli Rua Alagoas 903 São Paulo S.P.”; inscription "PORTINARI”. On back of frame, label "C.PORTINARI”; inscription "Portinary D. Gold Nº 8 Branca”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4202

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