The Sun

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue tones, rose, black, yellow and white. Smooth texture and contour lines. It depicts man dressed in costumes suggesting the sun. The figure is from the front, with his arms away from his body, the on the right raised and legs apart. Has stylized facial features, with eyes and mouth in irregular circles, head ornaments come with loose lines with background rose and yellow like feathers or flame. wear light clothing ornaments with striped sleeves, colored dots scattered throughout the body and a black design on the height of the belly. Leaving the on the left side of the head, blue stripe passing winding above the figure to his feet, and at some points, passes a rose sash next to the blue. Gleanings loose with dark lines along the body of the figure. Plain background.

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  • Title: The Sun
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.5 x h25.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:figure
  • Technique: watercolor, lead pencil
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "CP.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4972
  • Function: Costume design for the Iara Ballet
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2131