Virtual museum presents more than 5000 Portinari works

Launched this Wednesday (5), the free platform has paintings, documents and photos.

If they are placed side by side, the three paintings of Candido Portinari tell a story. In " The Mestizo " (1934), a black man, with his arms crossed, faces the viewer. Showing the whole body, " The Coffee Farmer" (1934) shows a stout man with a mattock in his hand. " Coffee " (1935) illustrates the scenario of rural workers.

These three pieces reflect Portinari's tone of social criticism. The difficult thing, however, would be to see them on the walls of a single museum - they are exhibited in the Pinacoteca, the Masp and the National Museum of Fine Arts, respectively.

With the aim of joining and preserving the legacy of the modernist painter, the collection "Portinari: The People's Painter" gathers 5,000 works digitalized in 20 virtual exhibitions. Thus, emerges a space full of images that display the trajectory of the artist. Launched on Wednesday (5), the project is from Google Arts & Culture plataform, formerly the Google Art Project, in partnership with museums and the Portinari Project, an institution founded by the son of the painter, João Candido Portinari.

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