Composition in blue tones, orange, gray, green, earthy, ochre and white. Smooth and rough texture and spatula effects. Composition representing three men dancing frevo against blue and orange. In the foreground to the left, back passista with arms up holding open umbrella in his on the right hand. Wearing a hat, long sleeve shirt and pants; He is barefoot and has her legs spread wide, and the on the right is stretched to the side. A little further back, to the right, another pass-giver, from the front, with his on the left arm bent and also holding an open umbrella. His on the right arm is stretched to the side with the next hand umbrella passista other. wear long sleeve shirt are rolled up, pants and is also barefoot. Her legs are apart, slightly bent. In the background, the center sees the third pass-giver, from the front, with the head and torso back, legs together more than the other, and the on the left is stretched forward. His on the left arm is also stretched forward and is bent over the on the right chest. Background in blue tones with geometrical areas and orange floor also geometrized.


  • Title: Frevo Dance
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w102 x h153cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:dance:Frevo, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4016
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4331

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