Composition in yellow tones, gray, ochre, green, blue, orange, red, rose, earthy, black and white. Thick texture, rough, marked strokes and using spatula. Composition representing musician playing clarinet, sitting on bench, taking up almost the entire support area against yellow background. The clarinetist faces, wears straw hat with brim turned up, has round face and facial features indicated. wears gray suit, blue shirt, closed collar, belt and socks listed orange and gray and white shoes with laces and details in orange tones. The musician is playing the clarinet holding with both hands, and the on the right is lower down than the on the left; You are sitting on green straw seat. Floor in shades of gray and yellow background, looking to the right, circle the same color, but darker, suggesting the sun.


  • Title: Clarinetist
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w80 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:musicians:clarinet player, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3675
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4324

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