Composition in black tones, white, ochre, blue, green and earthy. Smooth texture. Portrait bust of Vargas occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background to "degrade." The portrayed faces, slightly turned to the left, has a round face, dark hair, very wide forehead, mingling with the bald, thick eyebrows, straight, almond-shaped eyes turned to the left, slightly hooked nose, thin lips and closed , rounded chin and short neck. wear coat with stiff collar shirt with turned ends, tie white tie and vest, chest, sees presidential sash on the left diagonal to the right from top to bottom with badge with the Brazilian arms to center. Background on white area that darkens to black at the top of the support.


  • Title: Portrait of Getúlio Vargas
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w61 x h77cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "PORTINARI". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1171
  • Inscription: On stretcher, handwritten label "Banco do Brasil”; inscription "SALÃO DE ASSEMBLÉA”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-948

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