Composition in blue tones, ochre, gray, earthy, green, black, white and red. Smooth texture. Group of six figures within a barge occupying the entire area of ​​the composition. The barge has oval shape and crosses the entire width of the holder. Inside the boat is seen at the center, crouched and hunched figure on the water with outstretched arm holding with both hands a fish that seems to have been caught at that moment. Still inside the boat, a little more deeply and more to the left, a man sitting in front, with the on the right arm resting on the edge of the boat, hand on chin and stretched on the left arm also supported on the edge; on your on the left, Profile female figure to the left with the upper body leaning forward slightly and profile head to the right. It is your on the right hand on the man's shoulder and on the left arm folded up; the center, opposite the first figure described man standing in front with his arms up and open hands, using wide tunic on the right of center, girl standing in front with his arms up and open hands, on the left leg bent with foot flat on the edge of the boat. It wears light sleeveless tunic and a red turban on his head; on the far right of the boat, girl standing in front with ribbon tie at the top of the head and white dress of red dots. She on the left arm along the folded body and the on the right hand to the mouth. All figures have defined facial features except the figure is leaning over the water. The girl with ribbon on the head is the one that reveals fear of expression. The barge suggests being in calm waters, deep blue, and in the foreground next to the hull of the boat, find themselves represented with soft waves white foam.


  • Title: The Boat
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w200 x h200cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:fish, diverse:objects:vessel, social:ethnic groups:Black, religious:religious scenes:calming the storm, human figure:child, human figure:group, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI BRODOWSKI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1201
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1346

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