Saint Lucy

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and shading. Study of Santa Lucia standing in front, occupying almost the entire height of the support grid and superposed to expansion to FIG. The saint has a round face, facial features revealing expression of regret. wear long sleeve tunic neck near the neck. Arm folded on the right at chest height holding a bandejinha containing a pair of eyes that are forward; on the left arm throughout the body, with slightly bent hand holding the skirt. And bare feet apart.

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  • Title: Saint Lucy
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w10 x h31.5cm 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: Unsigned
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2602
  • Notes: Signature not authentic.
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at right edge "Capela 1941”. Numbering at lateral, top and bottom edges. On reverse, inscription "MAC/ 72.52.38 s/título (santa Luzia)”.
  • Function: Small-scale cartoon for the mural painting “Saint Lucy and Saint Peter” [FCO 2757]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1330