Wedding in Brodowski

Candido Portinari1956

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in dark shades of blue, lilac, black, green, yellow and earthy. Drawing all colorful, straight lines and quick strokes. Wedding It depicts in Brodowski, under the moonlight. In the foreground, to the right of center, double front of boyfriends; it on the right and she on the left, arm in arm, accompanied by a group of people of which only the heads are visual. The groom wears hat and green shoes, blue shirt, suit earthy dotted black and holding a closed umbrella in his on the left hand. The bride wears blue sleeveless dress and long ankle, green high heels and holding a bouquet of flowers on the right arm. The group's figures have suggested facial features. On the left, boy's back with raised arms and barefoot, wearing blue clothes. In the background, diagonal from the left to the right and front to back: A carriage pulled by a horse profile to the right, two horses and profile foal to the left and the little church of Saint Anthony. In the background, blue sky with full moon and on the horizon a fence, three houses, is seeing through the windows, the lights on. The houses are interspersed with a large tree and suggestion of palms.

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  • Title: Wedding in Brodowski
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w44.8 x h36.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:country wedding, Nature:Animals:horse, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:couple, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, color crayon, wax crayon
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 56"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1591
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "Maison de la Pensée Française – 2 Rue de Elysée – Paris – VIII – 90 – Marriage a Brodowsqui”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3856