Composition in tones earthy, green, ochre, violet, blue, white, black and red. Smooth, rough texture on the figure and marked brushstrokes. Figure of a woman crying occupying almost the entire support area against the background of geometrical shapes in dark tones. The figure is half-body, the front head turned slightly to the left represented with deliberate significant deformation. He has black hair and long falling over his on the left shoulder, narrow forehead marked by large wrinkles, sagging eyebrows, eye open injected on the right and on the left, closed, shed three stone tears; big nose and large and small mouth with parted lips. Has increased hands flat on the face: the open on the right over the on the right ear and on the left closed on the left cheek, as if dried up? Tears. wears blouse in violet tones, short-sleeved. Background composed of geometrical areas in dark tones of earthy, blue and green.


  • Title: Woman Crying
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1947
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w65.5 x h82cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:woman
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at top right "PORTINARI 1947"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2944
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "MUSEU DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA da Universidade de São Paulo Parque Ibirapuera – CP 22031 S. Paulo Brasil TITULO DA EXPOSIÇÃO: Portinari Pintor Social AUTOR: C. Portinari DADOS BIOGRAFICOS: TITULO DA OBRA: Mulher Chorando TECNICA: Óleo/tela DIMENSÕES: 80x65,5 PROPRIETARIO: João C. Leite Bastos”.. On reverse, stamp "IDAC Restauração de Arte Ramón Cáceres”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2552

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