Saint Simon Stock

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in tones earthy, ochre, black, white and rose. Smooth texture. St. Simon Stock occupying the entire area of ​​the composition, against dark background. The saint is standing, facing left 3/4; has slightly oval face side up, it has pronounced bald that is intertwined with the forehead is wide, almond-shaped eyes turned to the left and up, long nose, lips parted, goatee and mustache. wears cassock ground tone and short white robe, closed at the neck and is barefoot. The saint has the folded arms and half-open hands, on the right foot profile and on the left open at an angle. Might falling from the left and over the composition illuminating the holy figure.

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  • Title: Saint Simon Stock
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h175cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Saints:Saint Simon Stock, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1738
  • Function: Work executed as right side of the Mayrink Chapel retable in the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, commissioned by Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, responsible for the forest’s restoration, at the request of the city’s mayor, Mr. Henrique Dodsworth.. The model for this work was Luiz Portinari, brother of the artist.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2047