Sitting Man

Candido Portinari1938-03-15

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in red ochre, earthy, black and white. Contour lines and shading. Composition representing worker sitting on a rock, in profile to the left. It has the color of dark skin, black hair and chiseled profile. Your elbows are supported on legs, looking to the right arm diagonally holding in his hand a knife vertically. His on the left arm is further down and holds in his hand a cocoa fruit. He is wearing only swimming trunks, seeing it very clearly that this is individual with well developed muscles.

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  • Title: Sitting Man
  • Date: 1938-03-15
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:farm hand, human figure:man
  • Technique: charcoal, sanguine, sepia
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4060
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "croquis para Cacau 15-III-938”
  • Function: Study for the mural painting “Cocoa” [FCO 1756]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-811