FCO-1041

Winnowing Coffee

1957

code

FCO-1041

CR Number

4129

dimensions

146 x 115 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas
Mentioned By

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Title
Winnowing Coffee
Description
Composition in ochre, green, earthy, blue, rose, gray and yellow tones. Rough texture. It depicts six figures working on a coffee plantation. In the foreground, on the left of center, kneeling man in profile to the left, ahead of him there is a dark area suggesting a coffee mound; he Wears straw hat, holds in his right hand a rake horizontally and on his left a bundle of undefined plants. In the background, on the right of center, man standing facing forward, with a bowed head, wearing a straw hat, holds in his hands a coffee bag, which is resting on the floor, to his right, a dark area suggests other coffee mounds and to his left, several bags stacked. On the third level, to the left, a human figure back facing is suggested; on the left of the center, man standing in profile to the left wearing a straw hat, his torso leaning down and holding a pan with his hands, which is over an open coffee bag; in front of this bag a small dog lying in profile to the right is seen, in the center, a man back facing back, his upper body leaning forward, using a straw hat; on the right of the center, a woman is standing facing forward with her head tilted back and spread legs, she holds in her hands a sieve, which she Wears to toss coffee up, vertically forming a dark cloud. In the background, on the left, coffee plantation with plants symmetrically arranged symmetrically and a plantation high and clear behind; a little more to the right, a diagonal path, left to right, is suggested, from front to the back. Way of suggestion on the left diagonal to on the right, front to the bottom; in the center and on the right part of a coffee plantation with symetrically distributed plants.
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Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
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Height
115
Width
146
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 57"

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