Composition in ochre, green tones, gray, blue, black, red ochre, rose, yellow and white. Smooth lines and colored areas. Composition representing foreground, level ground and the background, the Mount of Olives surrounded by a high wall that spans the entire width of the holder. The earthy foreground, the colored areas, suggests all be divided into cultivated parts. Behind the fence you see the hill with undergrowth and tower in masonry at the top. Blue sky, looking to the right circle suggesting sun.


  • Title: The Mount of Olives
  • 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: 1956
  • Physical Dimensions: w26 x h18cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:landscape:field
  • Technique: lead pencil , pastel
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari MONTE DAS OLIVEIRAS JERUSALEM 1956"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3714
  • Inscription: Dedication in top right corner "PARA O QUERIO [sic] EUGENIO LEMBRAÇA [sic] DO 1º TRABALHO COLORIDO DE JERUSALEM”
  • Function: Israel Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3902

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