Woman with Child

Candido Portinari1939

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition sepia and white. Contour lines. It depicts woman sitting in front with child on her lap against barren lanscape in the background. The woman has a round face, short hair, physiognomic traits outlined; wears dress with square neckline, have legs apart and are barefoot. The on the right arm is resting on her lap and the on the left is resting on the shoulders of a child who is at his side in profile standing to the left. The child is with the head tilted slightly back, looking up the facial features just outlined. The woman seems to be sitting on a big bass drum. To the right of the composition, skull and ribs quadruped animal. The skyline background, seeing himself on the left and on the right, two small hills just outlined.

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  • Title: Woman with Child
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.3 x h27.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child, human figure:woman
  • Technique: monotype
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 1939"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1884
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription "BR 2537”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1090