Composition in ochre, gray, earthy, blue, rose and green. Smooth, thick, wide and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing two coffee carriers and a boy, against background in ochre tones. To the left, a man of half-bust suggesting standing, front, head, brown hair, face shown in green tones. Carries on his shoulders, coffee bag, holding wings, hands closed. The figure wears kind of shirt in gray tones. In the center, boyish figure seated, facing slightly on the right, light hair, suggested facial features, arms flexed wrapping with hands, which are among the legs, woven roving in ochre tones. Is inflected with separate legs, bare feet on the floor. On the right man figure almost profile to on the left, body bent forward, as if lifting a bag that holds the ends in front. The figure wears straw hat with a square flap, has very long arms, wears kind of jumpsuit in gray tones, are barefoot. Fund ochre possibly representing a coffee yard.


  • Title: Transportation of Coffee
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w343 x h125cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:carrying coffee, social:workers:carrier, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTNARI 956"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3019
  • Function: Work executed to decorate the headquarters of the Banco São Caetano, São Paulo, SP.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4085

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