Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in roses, blue, gray, earthy, yellow, green, black and white tones. Lines and areas of color. Support divided into three rectangles arranged side by side, vertically finished by three squares at the bottom. On the right, a larger rectangle in white that corresponds to the wall of the door opening of the dining room where the mural would be painted; above the door, smaller rectangle serving as finish. In the first rectangle, a saint figure standing in profile to the right, wears wide tunic in earthy tone and has a halo, its arms are bent with hands forward; background in rose tone with small greenish points. In the second rectangle, two saints, facing each other; they wear tunic use in earthy tone, have a halo and are holding hands; background in blue tone with small white dots. In the third rectangle, a saint standing in profile to the left, using a earthy tone tunic; background in rose tone with greenish spots and some black schematic features. The rectangle above the door, the draft of a bust of a saint; background in bluish gray tone. The two sided squares, below the three rectangles are in shades of gray, and in the center sketches of fish against rose background can be seen; loose black lines cross the three squares.

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  • Title: Saints
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46.5 x h30.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:fish, religious:saints, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: gouache , lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1018
  • Function: Study, not used, for the mural painting “Divine Shepherdess” [FCO 1013]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2176