Composition in ochre, yellow, green, blue, earthy, gray and white. Thick texture. Padre Anchieta It depicts writing in the sand of a beach. In the center of the composition, Anchieta figure, standing in front of her head tilted down. wears dark cassock and is barefoot. She on the left arm folded at on the right angles in front of the body and the on the right stretched holding down a long stick type with which the sand. The Padre Anchieta has his back to the sea, where you see two small waves crashing with foam crest windswept, and the horizon line marking the beginning of heaven.


  • Title: Father Anchieta
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h54cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: historical themes:historical scenes:Anchieta writing in the sand, historical themes:characters:Jesuits, historical themes:characters:Father Anchieta, religious:eclesiastic:Jesuit, Nature:landscape:sea view, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom left "PORTINARI". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 989
  • Function: Illustration for cover of “O Cruzeiro” magazine
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3252

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