FCO-48

Gold MineSmall-scale color sketch

[1938]

code

FCO-48

CR Number

873

dimensions

50 x 70 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

gouachelead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Gold Mine
Description
Composition in gray, ochre, earthy, blue, violet, green and white. Smooth texture with visible brush strokes. The color was used to serve as a roadmap in implementing the wall, setting, only large colored areas. The figures are only outlined with no defined facial features. The composition is panning several figures, into the river. In the foreground, on the left, upon the right shovel tucked down to half of the blade; on the right profile man on the left with upper body leaning forward; wearing a hat and safe hands, panning horizontally, legs in the water, with the on the left, further on the right. In the background, on the left, front man with hat, head down, holding panning with the on the left hand; the on the right hand is slightly open, as if he had something on his palm. On the third level, on the right profile man on the left, hat and holding bateia hands. In the background, in the center, front man, into the river, with water up to his waist, regular geometric areas. Below the color project, which is pasted on card, see to the left, a numbered scale of colors.
Related Event 9
Related Document 7
Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Gold Mine” [FCO 1751]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
gouacheArtMediumType
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
225
DN Number
689
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. On reverse of cardboard, authentication, and on back of frame, inscription "DN 689,” both by Maria Portinari.

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