Composition in black and brown. Contour lines and shading. Composition representing workers. In the foreground, on the right, middle mulatto man's body from the front, wearing a hat, shirtless, with broad nose, thick lips, downcast eyes, thick neck and sturdy build. On the left, man crouching in front, as if picking up some volume on the floor. wear shirt and pants at the ankle. In the background, on the right, high stone.


  • Title: Workers
  • Date: 1935
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w135.5 x h108cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes, social:workers:carrier, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5896
  • Function: Study for the painting Coffee [FCO 1191].
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4961

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