Candido Portinari1959

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in green tones, gray, orange, earthy, blue, black and red. Smooth, thick with brush strokes marked on the cat and spatula wear in the background and legs seat. Trumpeter sitting on bench against green background. The figure is from the front, occupying the entire height of the composition, playing Pistom. It has wide and long face, short black hair, facial features indicated jutting black eyes and red nose. Hands together hold the instrument that is playing. Narrow shoulders, legs apart and feet with the tips out. Wears gray suit with darker bluish reflections and in some areas, striped socks horizontal and pointy shoes. Is sitting on straw braided bench with feet of wood under which sees black cat lying between the legs of the seated figure. At the bottom, the bottom third of the composition is orange and the upper part is tooled on yellow greenish hues with some regions highlighting blue rectangular area behind the head of trumpeter.

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  • Title: Trumpeter
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h166cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:cat, Brazilian Culture:musicians:trombone player, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 959"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3253
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "GALERIA BONINO AUTOR: Candido Portinari TÍTULO: Pistonista MEDIDA: 166 x 100 PROCEDÊNCIA: Atelier do artista Exposição Galeria Bonino, Rio de Janeiro 1960”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4463