FCO-46

Sugar CaneSmall-scale color sketch

[1938]

code

FCO-46

CR Number

861

dimensions

50 x 70 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

gouachelead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Sugar Cane
Description
Composition in tones earthy, ochre, violet, green, blue, gray and white. Smooth texture, and the strokes are apparent. Color was used to serve as a road map in the execution of mural by setting only, large colored areas. The figures are only outlined, with no defined facial features. The composition is, men working in a sugarcane field against geometrized background. In the foreground on the left figure of a man in profile to the right, with the upper body leaning forward, pressing the burden back tied by ropes, holding, hands. On the ground, several cane tied bundles. In the background, on the right, two profile pictures to the right, side by side, and the secure front on the right hand, which is raised, a machete and the on the left hand holds a walking cane and on the right foot, slightly , further on the left, looking to a gourd on the floor behind her legs. The second figure is partly covered by the former. On the third level, to the left, hidden man from the waist down, in the foreground figure, he faces has his head tilted down wearing a hat and carries beam back. In the background, two more figures poorly defined, and geometrical areas. Below the color project, which is pasted on card, see to the left, a range of numbered color and on the right three photographs: a profile up study to the right, a hand study holding a stick and a thorough study of Cana mural - Economic Cycle.
Related Event 19
Related Document 21
Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Sugar Cane” [FCO 1749]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
gouacheArtMediumType
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
223
DN Number
692
Collection
Banco Bradesco adquirida em 2001Collection
Previous Collection
Banco Boavista adquiridaCollection
Height
70
Width
50
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Unsigned and undated
Annotation Author
Numbers on image correspond to numbers in color scale
Annotation Family
Montage by the artist on cardboard. Numbers throughout image correspond to scale of colors located at bottom left. At bottom right, three photographs: two of detail studies and one of the cartoon "Sugar Cane” [FCO 5334]. On reverse of cardboard, authentication, and on back of frame, inscription "DN 692,” both by Maria Portinari.

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