Composition in blue tones, rose, earthy, ochre, green, white and black. Smooth texture. Girl standing against background with hill, houses and waterfront. The girl faces, head thrown to the left, arms along the body and legs apart. She has darker skin on the face and neck area; the arms and legs, mixed in light and dark tones, as if in light range. It has a round face, hair in kinky with ribbon on the head and longer on the right, suggested facial features and long neck. wear light-colored dress with red polka dots, square neckline, half sleeve, waists and frill skirt and bare feet. Dark ground with some vegetation on the right mountain and deeper, hill with some buildings, like hovels, more coconut tree on the left and a smaller one on the right. In heaven, the on the left and the on the right kite balloon. In the background, behind the hill, sea and mountain on the left and sea on the right. Heaven Tone "degrade" blue, which becomes lighter to the skyline and stars, especially the Tres Marias on the right.


  • Title: Young Woman
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w30.2 x h40.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:shanty town, social:ethnic groups:Black, human figure:child:girl
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4210
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1254

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