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The Priest and the Mestizo

Candido Portinari1959

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines, dotted lines and scraped tangled. It depicts Indian walking alongside man riding on the mule, in the midst of a banana plantation. In the foreground, on the left, Indian standing, facing, wearing a shirt, light pants rolled up and shoes, and the on the left foot is with a cutout in the big toe. He has indicated facial features, on the right arm over the body and on the left stretched to the side, near the mule hand standing next to him on the right of the composition. The animal also from the front, is fat and man carries in his loin with facial features roughly indicated. On the right banana bunch with flower at the tip. In the background, banana plantation suggestion.

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  • Title: The Priest and the Mestizo
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.5 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:donkey, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , India ink pen
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4778
  • Inscription: On reverse, sketches possibly by the artist.
  • Function: Study for the painting “The Priest and the Mestizo” [FCO 3363]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4571

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