Composition in tones earthy, blue, ochre, gray, white and black. Smooth texture in the background and marked with thick brush strokes. Night It depicts three black women sitting occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. About kind of wooden bench, from the left to the right: fat woman on his back, his face 3/4 facing right, raised on the right arm and on the left arm in her lap figure at his side, wears white dress, shaded with blue dots; fat woman in front with 3/4 face facing left, long hair, facial features contoured, on the left arm in her lap hand in hand with the picture on your on the right, wear white dress to the knees leaving the show fat legs apart and bare feet; slim girl on her back with white lace on her head, wearing white dress. The lanscape is arid, in earthyy tones, seeing himself on the left a bauzinho, and on the right, a gourd. Little behind, on the left and on the right, vegetation tufts aligned in perspective towards the horizon. In the background, dark blue sky clearing up the skyline.


  • Title: Three Female Figures
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h60cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:ethnic groups:Black, Nature:landscape:desert, human figure:group:women, diverse:recurring elements:trunk, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1654
  • Inscription: On stretcher, labels "Galerie Charpentier – 1946” and "Museu Nacional de Belas Artes Rio de Janeiro – Exposição: Portinari dez anos de morte Junho 1972”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1249

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