Wood Carrier

Candido Portinari1957

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Rapid strokes, horizontal dotted lines and sinuous contour. Female figure with wood beam in the head and vegetation around them. The figure is in the center of the composition, standing, front, with arms raised, holding with both hands the wood beam on the head. The face without defined facial features, neck and hands, are represented by the areas in intense black brush strokes. wear loose dress, cut at the waist, to the height of the shins, sleeved rod and a skirt formed by vertical dashed lines and is barefoot. To the left and on the right of the woman to the height of your waist, low vegetation represented by quick strokes. In the background, taking up the entire width of the composition, higher vegetation, also represented by quick strokes, and circular, mostly. On the floor, dashed horizontal parallel, giving idea of ​​perspective.

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  • Title: Wood Carrier
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w41.5 x h44cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:female settler, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2046
  • Inscription: On stretcher, inscription "FAZ + 380”; at top and bottom edges, inscription "1 – 801”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4146