Young Woman Combing Her Hair

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in gray tones, orange, rose, blue, green, black and white. Smooth texture, some contour lines in black, transparency effects, cue volumes. Occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, bust of a woman against gray background with blue diagonal bar. She is facing, with the head turned to the tall, tilted to the right. He has black hair shoulder length, curly and assembled on the right. The face is round, on the right eyebrow indicated by short dash, black eyes are almond-shaped facial skin is in shades of orange with touches of white on the right cheek and orange with black and white rings on her on the left cheek. Nose is long, lips are thick, long neck orange tone. Dresses with draping tunic, round neckline, wide and long sleeves. On the right hand resting against the chest is excessively large, with fingers closed around comb black and green. Background in shades of gray with blue bar at the top half of the composition.

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  • Title: Young Woman Combing Her Hair
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w59.5 x h72.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:woman
  • Technique: tempera
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2329
  • Notes: Work originally signed at bottom right edge "PORTINARI 1941" [AFO 506].
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "152168 Henrique C. Guerra”. On reverse, inscription "131”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1397