FCO-3514

Sugar CaneSmall-scale color sketch

[1938]

code

FCO-3514

CR Number

859

dimensions

42 x 43 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

pastelsanguinegouache

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Sugar Cane
Description
Composition in ochre, red, red ochre, white, green, blue, orange, earthy, yellow, gray and black. Composition representing sugarcane culture It depicts, with men working in diverse activities, with sugarcane plantation on the right and suggestion cane bundles already cut in the ground. In the foreground, on the left of center, standing figure of a man in profile to the right, body bent forward, carrying on his back a large bundle of cane, tied by a rope, by which supports the beam. The man has a dark complexion, black hair, wears light clothing; It is the most advanced on the right leg than the on the left and has bare feet. On the floor in the foreground, three beams hint at several locations and mound in gray tones. In the background, on the left, figure with the head covered by hat, with his body bent forward as if to lift the beam that is in front, which holds with his on the right hand, which is suggested. Behind him, another figure, also hat in orange tone, with his body bent forward, carrying on his back, which seems to be a bundle of sugar cane. To the right of center, three men. The front is standing in profile to the right, has a dark complexion and looks striking with a machete, who holds in his on the right hand, a reed holding with his on the left hand. The figure is slightly tilted forward, has her legs spread and bare feet. Further back, another man, also in profile to the right, wearing hat ochre and light clothing, possibly cutting sugar cane as well. Among them, a bundle of reed and gourd. The third man is back, wearing a hat and wears blue clothing. The cane field is suggested by vertical strips earthy, filled with white and the tips suggested in green tones. In the background, two figures suggest working, slightly outlined.
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Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Sugar Cane” [FCO 1749]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
pastelArtMediumType
sanguineArtMediumType
gouacheArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
1572
Previous Collection
Height
43
Width
42
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Signed in middle of bottom edge "Portinari". Undated
Annotation Exhibition
On reverse, label "Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo Parque Ibirapuera. C.P. 22031 – S. Paulo – Brasil Titulo da Exposição: Portinari Pintor Social Autor: C. Portinari. Dados Biográficos: Titulo da obra e data: Estudo p/ o ME 1939 Técnica: Mista Dimensões: 41 x 40,2 Propriedade: Pedro Franco Piva S.P”; inscriptions "Café”, "Estudo para afrescos do Palácio da Educação e saude de [sic] Rio de Janeiro”, "R.L 3-2-39” and "Portinari”; stamp "V.S. appraisers New York Special Bond 1757 Date Mar/8 1939”.

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