Composition in tones earthy, white, blue, black, red and green. Lines defining contours. Woman against hill lanscape. In the center of the composition, woman standing facing, head turned to the left 3/4. It wears low-cut dress with blue handles and are barefoot. Arms along the body holding in his on the right hand a purse. At the top of the stroke head in blue tone suggesting loop. To the left of the woman, on the floor, blue rectangle suggesting a can; on the right, a pita. In the background on the left, black dog standing front, head to the right. On the right woman sitting on the floor in profile to the right. He has his hands on his lap suggesting be holding a baby and legs straight and farther to the right and behind this woman, shack with straight roof and closed the door. In the background, on the left, sea suggestion, more to the left and center, hilltop shacks, looking up woman standing in front, walking carrying a can of water on the head.


  • Title: Young Woman
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w49.5 x h65cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:Animals:dog, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:woman
  • Technique: gouache , color crayon, sepia , dry brush
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1913
  • Notes: Support affixed to wood.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1262

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