Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts women crying and dead child, occupying almost the entire stand area. In the foreground, center, dead boy lying on the legs of a woman with her head to the left, diagonally to the right and bottom. He's with the head thrown back, arms down on the floor and has represented facial features. Woman holds is kneeling, facing, slightly turned to the left, with curved body and hair thrown on top of the boy's body, covering her face. It involves the boy's body, underneath, with both arms. To the left, another woman kneeling in front holding with his on the right hand the on the right arm of the woman who is with the child and his on the left foot on her back. It is also inclined to the body and hair thrown forward. On the right, kneeling, with almost straight body, back, on the right arm is stretched diagonally to the right and on the left bent over the forehead. wear long dress, have long hair, looking up from the front, the soles of your feet. Background with geometrical areas.


  • Title: Women Crying and Dead Child
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w190 x h160cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, social:death, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4266
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3596

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