FCO-915

Preparations for Saint John's FestivalSmall-scale color sketch

[1939]

code

FCO-915

CR Number

999

dimensions

35 x 32.5 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

gouache

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Preparations for Saint John's Festival
Description
Composition in red, orange, purple, white, blue, earthy, green, yellow, rose, ochre, black. Wide and short strokes, texture variations obtained with wear of more dried slurries or more strokes. Color overlay. It is group of two children and seven women, outdoors and in different positions. Figures distributed around clear lilac tone area, roughly circular, extending from the center to the edges of the composition. In contrast to this clear and area surrounding it, shades of green, blue and earthy. On the floor on the left foreground, thick rope coiled and having the small side blue box with red decoration. On the right downtown, woman standing with her back, dressed in costumes of Bahia, and on the blue and white turban head and watermelon board and other fruits. wear white dress at the knees with patterned strip through the on the right shoulder and down to the waist on the left. Pants clogs color rose high heels. To the right, on the floor, moringa or gourd on which is the signature of the artist. In the background on the left, two women standing, embracing. Near them, a pestle. In the center, woman in profile to the right inclined toward a tub, which is mixing something with what appears to be a piece of wood. Further back, female figure holding moringa or gourd on his on the left shoulder. On the right Bahia front and standing with color rose bag over his head. In the third plane to the left, two boys playing-axis badeixo or carrion. To the right of center woman sitting on the floor, hands in her lap, legs straight on the right. At the bottom, on the right, wood piled detail fire.
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Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Night of Saint John's Festival” [FCO 4082]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
gouacheArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to cardboard.
Height
32.5
Width
35
Annotation
Signed in bottom right corner "Portinari". Undated

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