FCO-997

Head of Jesus

[1941]

code

FCO-997

CR Number

1345

dimensions

45 x 54 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas

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Title
Head of Jesus
Description
Composition in gray, ochre, earthy, blue, green and red tones. Thick texture. Half-bust of Jesus occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition, against a dark blue background. The figure has a 3/4 head turned to the right and tilted upwards, an elongated face, long wavy hair falling over the shoulders and parted in the middle, a wide forehead, thin and straight eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, facing upwards with expression. supplicant, delicate and long nose, thin and closed lips and long beard. You can see the beginning of the clothing, which is white with green trim, close to the neck. The shoulders are cut off by the limits of the support's lateral margins. Small bloodstains can be seen on Christ's face, neck and clothes. Dark blue background with star representation in the upper right half of the support.
Location Created
Related Event
Related Document 9
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
66
Notes Collection
Work commissioned by Gustavo Capanema, who, when Portinari sent him a letter with photographs of the chapel he was doing for his grandmother “Nonna” in Brodowski, asked the artist to make a copy of “Jesus” [FCO 2760], one of the mural paintings.
Height
54
Width
45
Annotation
Stamped signature in middle of bottom half "PORTINARI*". Undated

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