FCO-626

Festival of Saint JohnSmall-scale cartoon

[1936]

code

FCO-626

CR Number

590

dimensions

40 x 35 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Festival of Saint John
Description
Composition in black and white. Defining boundary lines and shading setting volume. Grid support with four horizontal rows and five vertical defining the design for expansion. Men, women and children in various activities, occupying the entire field of composition, with hills in the background. In the foreground on the left woman sitting in front, and the on the left arm in her lap with three children on his on the right. In the lower on the left corner of one gourd; on the right woman, on the floor, locked chest on the right of this, boy standing with his back, holding his on the right hand the skirt of a woman lying on her on the right, standing well back, wearing clothes with neckline rounded back and turban on his head, typical of Bahian clothes. on the far right, you see the angle of a box, on which there is a boy sitting 3/4 facing left; a little further back, standing, front, girl holding a child in her on the right arm as if mounted on your waist. In the background, the center figure of a woman in profile to the right, leaning forward, working in a mortar; the large on the right trunk, suggesting that a stick tallow; a little further back in the background, in the center, back woman carrying a can of water on the head. On the third level, the center, another boy with greasy pole climbing. To the left of the composition, two women with can of water in the head and on the right, extending three washerwomen clothes on a line. In the background, hills, houses and other figures suggesting movement.
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Artwork Function
Small-scale cartoonArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale cartoon for the painting “Festival of Saint John” [FCO 5177]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to cardboard.
DN Number
187
Collection
Height
35
Width
40
Annotation
Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
Annotation Family
On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Nº 361 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 187”.

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