FCO-1743

Construction of Highway IExecuted to

[1936]

code

FCO-1743

CR Number

569

dimensions

768 x 96 cm

Art Form

Panel

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Construction of Highway I
Description
Composition in gray tones (predominant), black, ochre, blue, and white earthy. Smooth texture. It depicts construction of the Via Dutra in stretch of the Araras Mountains, as if being viewed through a lens, and we see part of a tractor and a worker with a hoe. The predominance of gray tones and contrast of light and dark volumes give the composition photographic characteristics. The scene takes place on the bed of a road under construction, and we see, on the left, the path of a tractor in diagonal from right to left and front to back. To the right of center, a little further on, bust of black worker facing forward, with face to the left wearing wide-brimmed hat, white shirt and holding a hoe halfway up as if ready to ready to cut. More to the right, we see the edge of the road bed with a diagonal curb and further back on the lower plane, part of another road curved behind where there are hills and a small stretch of intense blue sky.
Related Event 2
Related Document 31
Artwork Function
Executed toArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Work executed to decorate main lobby of the Monumento Rodoviário on Presidente Dutra Highway, Piraí, RJ.
Art Form
PanelArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support spliced vertically.
Collection
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes emprestadaCollection
Previous Collection
Monumento Rodoviário adquirida do artista sob encomenda, em 1936Collection
Height
96
Width
768
Annotation
Signed in bottom right corner "C.PORTINARI". Undated
Notes
Signature added by Rubem Cassa, at the artist’s request, after the panel’s installation in the Monumento Rodoviário.

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