Women Bathing

Candido Portinari1959

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and shading. Five black women bathing in a river. In the foreground on the left, naked boy, his back slightly turned to the right, looking toward the women in the background group. On the right, aquatic vegetation. In the background, five black women, standing, but with water reaching their thighs, in various positions, arranged across the width of the composition. In the background, representation of aquatic plants on the river and vegetation suggesting the same margin.

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  • Title: Women Bathing
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.2 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "Portinari 959"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1090
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom left "ESTUDO PARA AGUA FORTE”
  • Function: Study for the engraving “Bathing in the River” [FCO 833]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4658