Composition in light shades of ochre, yellow, orange, blue, rose, white and gray tones and earthy, red and violet. Smooth texture. man set against blue background with geometric shapes and arc snapping up the composition. Representation six apostles, standing 3/4 facing right, with heads, faces and hands in light tones of white and gray and feet in blue tones. They wear long, loose clothing, long sleeves with draping marked by geometrism and transparency effects. In the foreground, on the right, an apostle with face in profile to the right, holding a book in his chest. He has thin face, sunken eyes, beard and mustache. Behind him, in the background, an apostle with beard and mustache, part covered by the front with his on the right hand on his chest. On the third level, we on the left behind the second apostle, another front with folded hands. Behind these three figures, one sees part of the heads of the other three apostles, two facing forward and a 3/4 to the left. Floor with geometrical shapes in shades of rose and violet suggesting projected shadows. The arc concludes that the composition is represented ochre.


  • Title: Six Apostles
  • Date: 1952
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w114 x h248cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2773
  • Function: Work executed as left side of the retable of the Church of Lord Jesus of the Cane, Batatais, SP
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3153

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