Composition in tones earthy, green yellow, rose and white. Thick texture with free strokes. Two farmers working in a sugar cane field. In the foreground, on the left, man half-length, front, with arms raised holding cane sugar to beam back. Face without facial features, seeing if black hair; wears long sleeve shirt, rolled up to the elbows. In the background, on the right, man figure, in profile to the right with the on the right arm raised as if they were cut cane suggesting hold with his on the left hand. In the background, rushes.


  • Title: Sugar Cane
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:sugar cane, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 71
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "ON 974”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3394

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