Young Woman with Swirling Skirt

Candido Portinari1933

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Fast contour lines. Composition representing female figure that appears to be dancing, looking up the beach and hills in the background. The figure is to the right of center, has suggested hair, facial features slightly indicated, arched arms as if dancing. wears range on the bust and skirt. The floor is suggested by sinuous lines. In the background two hills, and one of them leaves a smoke, like volcano.

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  • Title: Young Woman with Swirling Skirt
  • Date: 1933
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w34 x h27cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4650
  • Inscription: At bottom right, authentication by Luiz Portinari, the artist’s brother.. In top right corner, inscription "267”.
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Dancer” [FCO 3738]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-377