Composition in dark tones of earthy, ochre, gray, black, red and rose tones, white, green and yellow. Smooth and rough texture, marked brushstrokes, spatula use. Contours defined by strokes in black. Portrait of man against dark background. Bust of a man 3/4 on the left, with brown, short, straight hair and combed back, with starters, eyebrows brown, thick and straight, suggested small eyes. It has long, thin nose, thick lips closed, thin, long face with square chin. Wears white shirt collar, red tie with touches of white and ochre and jacket in earthy tones and gray with dark meandering and irregular features. Background in earthy tone with marked strokes and spatula grooves.


  • Title: Portrait of Gil Ribeiro
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h73cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: portrait:man
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 943"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1839
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "51 46 67 Gil Ribeiro”.
  • Function: Portinari admired a sculpture of the head of Gil Ribeiro by Dante Milano, praising the expressiveness of its form and commenting that he would like to paint it
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1780

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