Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue, gray, white and black tones. Contour lines and eraser marks. Support divided into three rectangles arranged side by side, vertically finished by three squares at the bottom. On the right, a larger rectangle, in blue, corresponding to the wall of the door opening of the dining room where the mural would be painted; above the door, smal rectangle serving as finish. In the first rectangle, an archangel standing, wearing an armor and holding a sword whose tip is on the ground; background in blue and gray tones. In the second rectangle, Divine Shepherdess standing with Child Jesus in her lap, wearing wide-brimmed straw hat and long dress. In the third rectangle, an archangel wearing tunic and holding a sword whose tip is supported on the ground. In the rectangle above the door, a sheep is lying with his head turned to the right, an ink stain can be seen on it. The three squares finishing rectangles are justblue colored with a few dots and graphite sketching.

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  • Title: Saints
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46.5 x h30cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:Jesus:Boy, religious:Nossa Senhora:Our Lady Divine Shepherdess, religious:saints, religious:Saints:Saint Gabriel, Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil, India ink brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 944"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1019
  • Function: Study, not used, for the mural painting “Divine Shepherdess” [FCO 1013]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2174