Wedding in the Country

Candido Portinari1933

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines. Composition representing wedding procession in the Brodoswki Square. In the foreground, the center group of men, women and children accompanying newlywed couple, watching the long dress and veil woman on the left and man wearing a suit and hat on the right. The group forms a slight diagonal on the right to on the left, from front to back. More to the right, away from the procession, three figures observe the It depicts: a fat man suggesting to be a ragamuffin, a very fat woman and a child suggests be snapping his fingers to call a dog that is in front of the couple. In the background, to the left, too fat priest figure wearing cassock buttoned in front, walking toward the procession. On the third level, the on the left row houses the on the left to the right diagonal, the front space to the bottom and defining the street watching the alignment of houses. At the center, the small Brodoswki Square suggested by smooth lines, seeing the little church of Saint Anthony in distorted perspective, fronted front and the rest of the body building diagonally. On the left, we see street lamp and a tree. In the background, on the left and the center line horizontally, suggesting plane and on the right earthy, a house and fence.

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  • Title: Wedding in the Country
  • Date: 1933
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h26cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:country wedding, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1964
  • Inscription: Inscription at top left "CINEMA”. On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Desenho da autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 526”.
  • Function: Study for the painting “Wedding” [FCO 2005]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-333