FCO-1202

Group of Girls

1940

code

FCO-1202

CR Number

1245

dimensions

80 x 100 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas

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Title
Group of Girls
Description
Composition in ochre, earthy, blue, gray, red, black, white, green and yellow. Smooth, thick, marked strokes. It depicts group of two women and four children, all of the black race, seeing in the sky kites and balloons. In the foreground, center, front foot woman wearing clear sleeveless dress with square neckline and wide skirt with ruffled trimmings and dots in red. She's on the left arm up and folded over his forehead and suggests be holding a white handkerchief, his on the right arm is bent with hand flat on his chest holding what appears to be a straw paper, the legs are apart and barefoot. To his on the right and a little further on, small girl standing, facing, using red ribbon bow on her head and blue dress with trimmings in red. Safe on the right hands the yellow cable of a closed green umbrella standing with the tip resting on the floor. In the background, on the right, woman standing back to back, turned slightly to the left, part hidden by the foreground woman. It wears clear dress sold for red trim, has the arms straight up and slightly to the left in the direction of balloons that are in heaven. Between the two women, at chest height, you see part of a child's face. Deeper, but still forming part of the group, on the left, back girl, turned slightly to the right, wearing white dress and with your arms straight up and to the right, the girl from the front, with his head resting on the left shoulder. She has long hair hanging over the on the left arm is down on whose hand holds what would be a tambourine. The group is walking on flat terrain without vegetation, looking to the left, a chest sheet the tin blue and the on the right two squares, one red and one white, suggesting kites on the ground. At the bottom of the composition on the left, two girls back with arms stretched upwards suggesting are releasing balloons. Horizon delimiting the beginning of the sky is blue tone "degrade" dimming up with some white clouds and ash, balloons, kites and on the right three stars.
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Collection
Museus Castro Maya adquirida em 1967Collection
Previous Collection
Galeria BoninoCollection
Sotheby'sCollection
Height
100
Width
80
Annotation
Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
Annotation Others
On reverse, labels "Collection of Mme. Helena Rubinstein New York C.Portinari Group of Girls Playing 1940” and "Coleção de R. de Castro Maya. 1967”.

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