FCO-1193

Portrait of Maria

1932

code

FCO-1193

CR Number

253

dimensions

82 x 101 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas

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Title
Portrait of Maria
Description
Composition in black tones, green, gray, ochre, earthy and blue. Smooth texture. Portrait of Maria sitting against smooth and light background. The portrayed faces, turned slightly to the right, has the oval face, dark, smooth and short hair and broad forehead, thin and straight eyebrows, almond-shaped, dark eyes facing forward, long nose, thick lips and closed and rounded chin. Wears black long sleeve dress with rounded neckline, leaving visible part of the lap belt buckle with light. Has the on the left leg bent on the right and his hands resting on her lap, while the on the left is crossed over the on the right. The composition shows portrayed to the knees, looking up, on the left the bank on which it is sitting. Very clear with soft background "degrade" which darkens the top of the composition, resulting in a strong contrast to the depicted dress.
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Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
For this portrait, whose background has the appearance of porcelain, Portinari primed the canvas using a technique he learned from his friend, Japanese painter Foujita.
Collection
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes adquirida do artista em 1935Collection
Height
101
Width
82
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "C.PORTINARI 932"

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