Composition in yellow, black shades, green, red, earthy, blue, orange and gray. Straight, fast and intersecting lines, colored areas and dashed. D. Quixote representation sitting on the floor, front, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support against dashed yellow background. The figure is excessively thin; has very long face, short hair disheveled, eyes wide, extremely long nose, huge mustaches, horizontally and goatee drain. wears shirt and tight shorts. The arms are bent and hands next to his forehead; the legs are bent at the knees up and feet parallel, very close from each other. Background and floor disappear with yellow hatched area looking to back the figure, on the left and on the right, casting shadows.


  • Title: Don Quixote Squatting with Hallucinations
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.5 x h37cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man, diverse:literary character:D. Quixote
  • Technique: colored pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1215
  • Function: Illustration for the book “Don Quixote,” by Cervantes, which was never published. Don Quixote Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3748

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