FCO-1739

PurgatoryExecuted to

[1944]

code

FCO-1739

CR Number

2051

dimensions

200 x 60 cm

Art Form

Panel

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

wood
Mentioned By 3
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Purgatory
Description
Composition in tones earthy, ochre, red, blue, white, black, green and gray. Smooth texture. It depicts purgatory, seeing are several devils, an angel and a number of people begging. The scene takes place in a purgatory formed by species of plateaus: some big, some small isolated separated by moats. On these plateaus, are seen on the left, several men and women prostrate on the ground, some kneeling and the other standing, all with pleading expression and despair attitudes. Among people, find themselves some little devils; still on the same side of the composition, Angel flying in the direction of a woman kneeling in profile to the right, looking in his direction. To the right of the composition, devil sitting in profile to the left, represented by red human body, animal head with wings on her back. He's with his arms stretched forward and secure something cylindrical shape with thorns as if threatening imploring people who are ahead of him. Next the devil, four women are seen: one in the prone position, with the trunk up, another kneeling, his back, his arms stretched upward and a little deeper, another woman in profile to the left kneeling with hands resting on the floor with little devil sitting on his rump and another woman standing in profile to the right, suggesting be walking and wearing white dress. The scene takes place indoors suggesting an underground place.
Location Created
Related Event 8
Related Document 55
Artwork Function
Executed toArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Work executed for the altar of the Mayrink Chapel in the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, commissioned by Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya, responsible for the forest’s restoration, at the request of the city’s mayor, Mr. Henrique Dodsworth.
Art Form
PanelArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
woodArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
14
Collection
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes emprestadaCollection
Previous Collection
Capela Mayrink adquirida do artista sob encomenda, em 1943Collection
Height
60
Width
200
Annotation
Unsigned and undated

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