FCO-805

Dead WomanIllustration

1959

code

FCO-805

CR Number

4595

dimensions

21.5 x 29.5 cm

Art Form

Print

Art Medium

etchingaquatint

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentioned By

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Dead Woman
Description
Composition in black and white. Parallel lines and light and dark lines. It depicts woman dead in a room. In the foreground, woman lying on the floor with open arms and legs and head turned to the right. male figure, kneeling on his back, with his hands on his head, leaning over the woman. In the background, two kneeling figures in front, hands on his face, and a little further back and on the left two man standing figures, slightly curved. In the third plane, on the left rectangular window in horizontal position, with figures looking inward; on the right bed with rounded backs. In the background, a little on the right of center, door with adult figure, taking forward a boy. On the floor mats on cue floorboards, accentuating the effect of chiaroscuro composition.
Related Event
Related Document 4
Artwork Function
IllustrationArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Original illustration no. 2 for the book “Menino de engenho,” by José Lins do Rego
Art Form
PrintArtFormType
Art Medium
etchingArtMediumType
aquatintArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Matrix Description
Plate not located.
Notes Certificate
Portinari Project Certificate of Authenticity no. 1269; 1649.
Height
29.5
Width
21.5
Dimension Notes
36x28 (S)

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