Cândido Portinari

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Portinari, Cândido

 

Born Dec. 29, 1903, in Brodósqui, São Paulo; died Feb. 7, 1962, in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian painter and graphic artist.

Portinari, the son of an Italian farmhand, attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro from 1918 to 1928. He spent the following two years in Europe, where he came under the influence of expressionism, surrealism, and the work of Picasso. Beginning in the mid-1930’s, Portinari devoted himself to the realistic portrayal of the life of the common people— Indians, Negroes, farmhands, and the inhabitants of favelas (slums). He often endowed his figures with a lofty and heroic character. His works are marked by powerful generalized forms, soft chiaroscuro, and precise line. Portinari produced easel paintings (Coffee, 1935; Portrait of R. Rolland, 1936), cycles of paintings (Refugees, 1945), murals (at the Ministry of Education in Rio de Janeiro, 1936–45; at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., 1941; at a college in the city of Cataguases, 1948— 49), large panels (War and Peace, 1955, United Nations, New York), and numerous prints.

Portinari was a university professor in Rio de Janeiro from 1936 to 1939. He was awarded national prizes and the International Peace Prize (1950).

REFERENCE

Luraghi, E. Disegni di Portinari. Turin, 1955.
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So too the name Beatrice suggests a woman blessed herself and the cause of blessedness in others; and his first encounter with Beatrice Portinari, known as Bice, when she was eight years old and he was nine, leveled him with an erotic thunderbolt that likely triggered an epileptic fit--a persistent affliction that he would associate with visionary powers unleashed, Santagata believes.
6) Nella vasta e sempre crescente bibliografia critica sul romanzo storico italiano ed europeo ho fatto particolare riferimento a: Baldi (1967), Portinari (1976), Lattarulo (1978), Petrocchi et Alii (1988), Ganeri (1999), Cadioli (2011), Bruni (2011) e Gigante-Vanden (2011).
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Candido Portinari, one of Brazil's most significant artists, was bom on the Fazenda Santa Rosa coffee plantation in Brodowski in upstate Sao Paulo in 1903, the second of 12 children from Italian immigrants from the Veneto region of Italy.
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President dilma rousseff concluded her statement at the opening of the 70th session of the United nations General Assembly by saying that: "A few days ago the murals 'War' and 'Peace' by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari, donated to this organization by the Government of my country in 1957, were reinaugurated here at the United nations headquarters.
Para tanto, o metodo especifico de cada projeto depende da natureza do problema abordado, devido a sua necessidade de se relacionar intimamente ao seu contexto, e tambem devido ao carater interdisciplinar intrinseco ao processo de design (Cipiniuk & Portinari, 2006).