The Fire

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in Black and White. Contour lines, parallel straight lines and broken. Fire It depicts taking up almost the entire stand area. In the foreground, from the left to the right: black dog sitting in profile to the right; black in profile standing on the right with staff in your hand; couple embraced with desperate expression suggesting they were surprised by the fire, wearing respectively sweater and pajamas; black kneeling on his back, 3/4 turned to the left, with his arms in the air and fallen clothes at the hips; three black men standing side by side with the first faces with hands on head; the second on his back with his on the right arm in the air and the third front with the head up high and arms raised, all wearing shirts, trousers and are barefoot. In the background, on the left, front horse beside a big house. The two-story house has two windows upstairs from where flames. Sees a figure coming out of the roof and, leaning against the facade, a staircase where you're going with a man can water on his head, holding a bucket.

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  • Title: The Fire
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w23.5 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:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: India ink pen
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1589
  • Notes: Support affixed to yellow cardboard.
  • Function: Study for the painting “The Fire” [FCO 4449]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3428