Saint Lucy

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and shading setting volume. Santa Luzia figure of 3/4 entire body turned to the left and face turned to the right, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. It has defined facial features, using long dress with long sleeves and wide skirt with drape well-marked. It has the on the left arm folded in at the waist and holds in his hand a tray in which two ovals are drawn horizontally to suggest eyes. On the right arm suggests being along the body holding a palm leaf or branch. Background in the upper on the right half with intersecting lines.

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  • Title: Saint Lucy
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w8 x h21.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Saints:Saint Lucy, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom left "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2424
  • Notes: Although the work says it is a study for the Batatais Church, it is actually a study for the "Nonna" chapel in Brodowski, SP.
  • Inscription: Inscriptions, at bottom left, "estudo igreja de Batatais”; at right edge, "Luzia”
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Saint Lucy and Saint Peter” [FCO 2757]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1329