FCO-2909

Sugar Cane PlantationSmall-scale color sketch

[1938]

code

FCO-2909

CR Number

858

dimensions

37.4 x 40 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencilpastel

Artwork Surface

kraft paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Sugar Cane Plantation
Description
Composition in tones earthy, ochre, gray, green, blue, black, yellow and red. Colored areas, shaded and parallel lines. It depicts men working in a sugarcane plantation. In the foreground, on the left, profile on the right man with the upper body leaning forward carrying on his back a bundle of cane tied by ropes. It has dark skin, using light clothing and are barefoot seeing the on the right foot earlier than the on the left. In the background, on the right, two men, side by side, also in profile to the right, cutting the feet of cane a reed that is the on the right of the composition. The figure is more forward, secure in his on the right hand a machete vertically; wears rose shirt, blue or gray pants below the knees and is barefoot. The figure beside him wearing a hat and green clothes. Between the two figures is seen a head. On the third level, on the left, man standing in front, covered by part of the foreground figure, also with the upper body leaning forward, carrying a bundle of sugar cane in the back; It wears wide-brimmed hat that covers the head position his face. In the background, one sees the face of the cane field with green leaves and two figures also cutting cane. On the floor in the foreground and background, cane beams scattered. The figures of these two plans are barefoot and all figures have dark skin.
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
lead pencilArtMediumType
pastelArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
kraft paperArtworkSurfaceType
Height
40
Width
37.4
Dimension Notes
precisão: aproximadas
Annotation
Signed in middle of bottom half "Portinari". Undated

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