Composition in black and white. Contour lines. It depicts man whipping black kneeling in the street, looking up to the man in the top hat and black background in a window watching the It depicts. In the foreground, on the left of center, man standing in front wearing only pants, with on the right arm up, holding a whip and on the left horizontally in front of the chest. He's black whipping that is on the right, kneeling, 3/4 facing right, with tears falling from the on the right eye and hand on chin. To the left and to the bottom, building suggesting that The scene is taking place in a corner. On the third level, on the right of center, man on the street, standing in front of a top hat and especially in the knees; more to the right, a black window with her arms resting on the railing also watching the It depicts.


  • Title: The Whip
  • 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: 1943
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h28cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: etching , aquatint
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1360
  • Function: Original illustration, on a loose page, for the book “Memorias posthumas de Braz Cubas,” by Machado de Assis
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1962

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