FCO-102

TorsoStudy

c.1937

code

FCO-102

CR Number

721

dimensions

50 x 70 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

charcoal

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Torso
Description
Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. In the center of the field of composition, half bodied man, naked, headless, against white background, in a position to hit with an ax. The figure is 3/4 toward the right, has well developed and ripped muscles, suggesting it to be taut. The neck is ripped in its front side, suggesting it to be vigorous. The arms handle the ax, which is raised to the right. The right arm cross the chest horizontally and the hand holds the end of the ax handle; the left arm is raised holding the upper half of ax handle, which blade is facing right, and is only outlined. At the upper right corner, a sketch represents the left hand holding the handle of an ax.
Related Event 3
Related Document 3
Artwork Function
StudyArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Study for the mural painting “Brazilwood” [FCO 1748]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
charcoalArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
1644
DN Number
152
Height
70
Width
50
Annotation
Stamped signature at bottom right "Portinari*". Undated
Annotation Family
On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 152” and "Nº 125”.

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