A Christmas Night

Candido Portinari1931

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition unidentified tones. Contour lines. It depicts men and women in local suggesting a tavern. The figures are seated on benches that suggest the stands, they have facial features represented and women have long hair. In the foreground, a rectangular coffee table with bottle and two glasses on. In the background, more to the right man sitting opposite, with a woman on his lap, holding her on the right arm and on the left hand holds a kind of leaflet. He has a long face, long hair, and wears tapered cap on top, blouse neck "V", and boots. The woman is lying with his head to the left and feet to the right, on the floor. wear short dress and neck leaving the show her breasts. On the right woman sitting next to the man, holding his on the left arm with his on the left hand, body slightly to the left and face in profile to the left. wears dress suggests that long-neck leaving her breasts exposed. In the second row, on the left, fat man, wearing robe with rope tied at the waist and cap on head, holding cup in his on the right hand. On the left front of woman, looking forward woman, wearing a dress-neck "U". On the left, almost behind the second man, woman sitting in profile to the right, without facial features represented. In the background, on the right, oval window.

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  • Title: A Christmas Night
  • Date: 1931
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:eclesiastic:friar, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: medium unidentified
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "C. PORTINARI 931"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4854
  • Function: Illustration for the article “De como François de Montcorbier, Dito Villon...,” by Edmundo Lys, published in “Bazar” magazine. This is one of the artist’s first three illustrations to be published. See also the works “The Flight to Egypt” [FCO 2312] and “Nativity Scene” [FCO 2452].. This is one of the artist’s first three illustrations to be published. See also the works “The Flight to Egypt” [FCO 2312] and “Nativity Scene” [FCO 2452].
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-249