Composition in black and blue. Defining boundary lines and shading setting volumes. Figure whole body gal dancing occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The figure is opposite to the trunk, on the right leg cross on the body and the on the left back stepping samba. Arms bent elbows in the air and fallen hands at waist height. 3/4 head turned to the left, oval face, hair divided in half, curly falling over her shoulders, facial features outlined and shaded. wears dress with square neckline stuck in the body accentuating volumes. It has thick arms and legs and pants closed high heels. Background light blue shading.


  • Title: Young Woman Dancing
  • Date: 1933
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h27.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:mulatto, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2856
  • Notes: Support affixed to red cardboard.
  • Inscription: On back of frame, adhesive tape from Artefact framing house; inscription "15”.
  • Function: Study
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-366

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