Composition in ochre, earthy, white, blue and black. Smooth texture. It depicts burial in arid lanscape. At the center of support, four men walking in profile to the left, carrying small coffin in blue tone, two on each side. The figures have suggested facial features are head down, wear wide-brimmed hats, shirts and long pants in light colors. Dark ground and sky Tone "degrade", for clearing the horizon.


  • Title: Burial
  • Date: 1936
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73.5 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI 936"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4074
  • Inscription: On reverse, label from Galerie Charpentier and Riverside Museum.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-610

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