The Founders of “O Estado de S. Paulo” Newspaper

Candido Portinari1952

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in ochre, earthy, gray, black, red, yellow, blue, green, white and rose. Smooth texture. It depicts the nineteen twenties and founders of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo gathered under arcades of the inner courtyard of Largo Law School of San Francisco, in São Paulo. The portrayed are just indicated, and some have suggested facial features, a beard, mustache other. They are grouped, occupying almost the entire width of the area of ​​the composition, and one of them is sitting in an armchair, almost back on the left corner of the composition. Still in the foreground, on the right of center, small table covered with towel composed of geometrical areas in various shades, falling to the ground. Seated near the table, six of the portrayed, seeing from the left to the right: one in 3/4 arm chair facing right, with open book resting on her lap; three behind the table, side by side, and the on the left is ahead; and two sitting on a sofa, with the on the left on the nightstand, cross-legged and with his on the right arm on the table and the other on the far right with his legs apart and his on the left arm resting on the couch. In the background, behind the seated group, one sees the other twelve portrayed, all standing side by side, each facing the other profile, more ahead than others. In the background, on the right, part of the college building looking up arcades on the ground floor windows on the first floor and part of the church pediment.

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  • Title: The Founders of “O Estado de S. Paulo” Newspaper
  • Date: 1952
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h27.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:group
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3051
  • Notes: Support affixed to wood.
  • Inscription: On reverse, copy of authentication by Maria Portinari "Quadro a óleo sobre tela, medindo 029 x 039, sem assinatura, pintada por Candido Portinari e intitulado ‘Os fundadores do Estado de São Paulo’ (jornal). Trata-se de uma maquete para o painel do mesmo assunto. Rio de Janeiro 28 de julho de 1976 Maria Victoria Portinari”; stamp of notarized signature.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “The Founders of ‘O Estado de S. Paulo’ Newspaper” [FCO 2629]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3051