FCO-5484

CattleSmall-scale color sketch

[1938]

code

FCO-5484

CR Number

862

dimensions

40.5 x 41.5 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencilpastel

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Cattle
Description
Composition in blue tones, earthy, ochre, orange, green, white and black. Contour lines and areas of color. It depicts with two cowboys, settler and oxen. In the foreground on the left man in profile standing to the right, slightly facing the background. He is with his legs apart, on the right arm bent, with the back of his hand resting on the waist, wear light pants, below the knee and are barefoot. In front closer to the center, a gourd and in the lower on the right corner a hat on clothes, suggesting the two are leather. Further back, in the center woman sitting on the floor, front, turned slightly to the right, with legs straight and hands together between his legs. It wears straps dress with skirt to the middle of shins and is barefoot. At his side, on the right rope coiled on the floor. Behind the rope, another cowboy standing back to back, slightly toward the bottom and to the left, suggesting to have the head facing forward. He's on the left arm along the body, legs apart, wear clear pants below the knee and are barefoot. The figures have robust complexion and no defined facial features. Ahead of the last cowboy in the top on the right perspective for the fund, four rows of about trees trunk upon the right, appearing to be the pen compartment. Behind the settler, from the left to center the composition, horizontal trough. On the third level, some oxen, five more defined. A bluish steer to the left, in profile to the right, and face toward the front, with large horns. In front calf. Behind, from the center to the right, a cow in greenish tones, profile to the right and slightly turned face forward. On the right, cue more oxen, with two in profile standing to the left. In the background, about limiting the entire length of the It depicts. Floor in blue tones, with some small vegetation.
Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Cattle” [FCO 1750]
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
pastelArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Previous Collection
Height
41.5
Width
40.5
Annotation
Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari". Undated

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