FCO-662

SlumStudy

1933

code

FCO-662

CR Number

351

dimensions

54 x 36.5 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Slum
Description
Composition in black and white. Lines defining contours and shading setting volume. It depicts several people walking on a hill. The scene starts in the background, with only part of a wooden stump, on the left of center foreground. In the background on the left, black man, standing at the entrance to a shack, 3/4 facing right, with his on the left arm stretched horizontally and hand on the door. Following alignment of the shed, diagonally on the left to the right and from front to back, suggesting surrounded boards yard with papaya and banana; a little more to the right, a profile dog to the right and a black woman from the front, holding the on the left hand a child also in front of him. On the right, two women back with cans of water on the head and a child also back up the hill. On the third level, from the left to the right, hill boundary; clothesline with clothes hanging; two women, a back and a front; some shacks. In the background, on the left, view over a bay and on the right, hill boundary with several scattered huts.
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Artwork Function
StudyArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Study for the painting “Slum” [FCO 3779]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
On reverse, drawing of a horse.
Certificate
41
DN Number
622
Height
36.5
Width
54
Annotation
Stamped signature in bottom right corner "Portinari*". Undated
Annotation Family
On reverse, rough sketch of figure possibly by the artist; authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 622” and "Nº 175”.

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