The Fire

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in tones earthy, yellow, gray, ochre, blue, white and red. Texture unidentified. It depicts a house fire and desperate people. In the foreground, seven people group, occupying almost the entire width of the support and a dog on the left, sitting facing right. From the left to the right, man in profile standing on the right, holding stick in hand. A man and a woman embracing, the woman turned to the right and the man on the left, with his on the left arm stretched forward. A woman kneeling on his back, arms raised, appearing to be naked from the waist up and wear clothes with draping down. A man standing in front with his hands on his head. Man standing with his back, with his on the right hand raised. Man standing in front with arms raised and head turned up. In the background, house fire, which went forth red flames through the windows. To the left of the house, a ladder, headed by a man with bucket in hand. Next door, front door, where they exit flames. On the left, horse standing in front. Floor in shades earthy and red and blue background.

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  • Title: The Fire
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23 x h18cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:dog, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:group
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4449
  • Function: Illustration no. 12 for the book “A selva,” by Ferreira de Castro
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3441