FCO-917

He Carried the Corpse to the Hut...Study

[1959]

code

FCO-917

CR Number

4574

dimensions

16.2 x 21.1 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

watercolorgouachecolored pencilIndia ink pen

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions

EMPTY LABEL

Title
He Carried the Corpse to the Hut...
Description
Composition in black, white, yellow, red ochre, earthy and green. Parallel lines and contour lines lines. Man is holding in his arms the body of the dead child, and in the background, woman, detail of straw building walls and some vegetation. In the foreground, on the left, stylized foliage. In the background, center, front man, kneeling, facing slightly to the left body, face tilted to the right. He has hair and black eyebrows, black eyes and turned to the right, mustache and beard. Striped vest clothes black and has bare feet. Safe in the arms child's body whose head is on the left and on the right feet are. In the third level, on the left, female figure India sitting on the legs, braided hair and bangs, hands folded in her lap. At the bottom, wall description made with straw and wood cuttings, and the on the right outer door opening and stylized tree.
Artwork Function
StudyArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Study for the painting “He Carried the Corpse to the Hut...” [FCO 3364]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
watercolorArtMediumType
gouacheArtMediumType
colored pencilArtMediumType
India ink penArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Work affixed to blank sheet in copy no. 517 of the book "Romans," by André Maurois, property of Mem Sardinha Xavier da Silveira.
Height
21.1
Width
16.2
Annotation Author
Signed in dedication at bottom right "Este estudo foi feito para o meu amigo Mem Portinari 960”. Undated

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