FCO-1286

God Knows What He is Doing!Illustration

[1944]

code

FCO-1286

CR Number

2198

dimensions

17.5 x 12 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

India ink penIndia ink brush

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentioned By 2

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Title
God Knows What He is Doing!
Description
Composition in black and white. Intersecting lines, broken lines, dark spots and areas. Composition representing couple, face to face, sitting at a table covered with checkered tablecloth. On the left back man, 3/4 facing right, sitting in high-backed chair suggesting that the straw. The figure is seen above the back of the head and part of the profile, it is with the bent arm on the table. To the right of the composition, slightly to the background, woman with face turned up, only bypassed if seeing clearly the on the left eye. It has both folded and resting arms on the table and that the on the left is more stretched with the next hand to the man's on the right hand. On the table in the center, we see a bottle. Background with dark and light areas and irregular an oval shape to the center which could suggest some kind of enlightenment.
Location Created
Related Event 3
Related Document 3
Artwork Function
IllustrationArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Illustration no. 3 for the book “O alienista,” by Machado de Assis
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
India ink penArtMediumType
India ink brushArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Collection
Museus Castro Maya doada em 1969Collection
Height
12
Width
17.5
Annotation
Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated

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