Candido Portinari1947

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue, earthy and black tones. Thick texture. Black woman's half bust occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background in shades of blue and earthy. The woman is 3/4 turned to the left, has a long face, wears a blue turban covering her hair, finished by a thick black area. This area was taken out by the artist himself a while after the work was finished. She has a broad forehead, eyebrows are suggested, big round eyes, facing the front, nose is suggested to be turned-up and small, thick closed lips, painted red, rounded chin, thin neck. She wears red patterned clothing with a black U-neckline. The woman's left shoulder is cut by the right lateral edge of the support. Background in earthy tones and blue.

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  • Title: Washerwoman
  • Date: 1947
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w27 x h35.7cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, social:workers:washerwoman, human figure:limbs:head, human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 947"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1044
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2564