Composition in gray tones, green, red, black, white and ochre. Smooth, thick texture in some areas, spatula effects and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing rooster, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, against background of geometrical areas in gray, green and white. The rooster is the profile body to the left, with the twisted neck back and profile head to the right and downward. The animal has big red crest, red eyes and beak papilha and ochre. The plumage is marked by strokes in shades of gray, showing the thick and curved tail. The on the left foot is only suggested. The floor is composed of geometrical areas in shades greenish gray and the background is green with white strokes with geometrized dark area in the upper on the left corner.


  • Title: Rooster
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w41 x h33cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:rooste
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 1941"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3327
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1390

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