FCO-1111

Bahian Woman

c.1936

code

FCO-1111

CR Number

607

dimensions

17.5 x 19.5 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

watercolorlead pencil

Artwork Surface

paper

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Title
Bahian Woman
Description
Composition in tones earthy, gray, ochre, black and white. Smooth texture and watery brushstrokes. Composition representing Bahia and three women carrying cans of water on the head and a bird flying. The on the left three women standing up, facing in perspective for background arranged slightly on the left diagonal to the right. They wear dresses in the same color ochre, and carry cans of water on their heads. At first these has represented skin tone dark earthy, the other two are only outlined in pencil. To the right of the center of the composition is seen Bahia, as if floating in the air, tilted to the left. She faces with arms along the body, has black skin, carries a little basket on his head; It is defined only eyes and wear clothes characteristic with low-cut skirt and long range across the chest diagonally. At the upper right corner of the composition is seen just kind of skirted seagull flying profile to the left; the bird has wings spread wide and curved beak down. The floor where the women is in earthy tone to "degrade" dimming to the bottom and the sky is in shades of gray.
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Art Form
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Art Medium
watercolorArtMediumType
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
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Previous Collection
Galeria de Arte Ipanema adquirida em 1980Collection
Height
19.5
Width
17.5
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Signed in bottom right corner "Portinari". Undated

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