Woman with Dead Boy

Candido Portinari1955

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue tones, violet, red, green and white. Fast contour lines and some shaded. Woman with dead child in her lap occupies the entire area of ​​the composition. The woman is standing in front. The composition is cut off at the knees of women. She has outlined physiognomic traits with expression of despair, with dark hair fallen lock on the forehead. wears short-sleeved dress; Loading has the bent arms horizontally a skinny child who is her head on the left and on the right legs. White background.

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  • Title: Woman with Dead Boy
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.5 x h30cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, social:death, human figure:child:boy, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, pastel
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1374
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3543