Composition in black and white. Straight lines, intersecting, circular and shadow areas. Composition representing table with hourglass and the background kind of showcase where you see at the center, a plate decorated with the three graces. The table is located in the foreground, diagonally, seeing it one of the corners. On the right, an hourglass. Basically, on the window that is higher than the table, we see, on the left, kind of foot vessel with oval shape and narrow neck; the center, the plate upon the right and on the right lines suggesting another dish. Moose and intersecting lines cross the composition creating reflex areas including suggesting that the background objects are stored in window glass.


  • Title: Tableware
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.5 x h40cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: diverse:objects:dish
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1732
  • Function: Illustration no. 33 for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1872

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