CottonExecuted to




CR Number



300 x 280 cm

Art Form

Mural painting

Art Medium


Artwork Surface

combined medium and support
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Is Part Of


Composition in gray, green, earthy, ochre, blue, violet, rose, black and white. Rough texture result of its support of the work. It depicts farmers and colonas, all of robust build, working in cotton harvesting. In the foreground, center, black settler standing from the front, with the torso and head tilted down holding one foot in the cotton pellets that lies ahead. wear wide-brimmed straw hat for the head position covers his face and chest, long sleeve dress with skirt hitting just above the ankles; It has legs apart and are barefoot. To his on the right are seen stacked four sacks. On the right girl standing in front; wears blue straw hat wide brim, long sleeve dress in the same tone hat and holds a bag on his on the right arm also blue. In his on the right hand holding a cotton ball which suggests be wanting to keep the bag secure whose tip with the on the left hand. She has the legs slightly apart and are barefoot. His facial features are well defined revealing sad expression. Behind girl is seen on the left, on the floor a rounded shape in violet tone and on the right, up pita. In the background, on the right, black farmer in profile standing to the left. Has the upper body leaning down, wear wide-brimmed straw hat, gray T-shirt with half sleeve, the same color pants and loads, attached to his on the left shoulder, a bag that goes to the ground, seeing his on the left arm stretched low. On the third level, to the left, another farmer in the same position as described above, with the difference that is in profile to the right, not wearing a hat and his shirt is sleeveless. To the right, you see eight stacked bags. In the background, the center figure of repetition of the settler who is in the foreground, but it is represented using hat and dress rose. More back and to the right suggestion of a building with door. The rest of the background and the ground are represented by quadrangular areas in various shades, highlighting the background area in ochre and white tone suggesting light. In the foreground, focusing bright light illuminating the on the left half of the settler and focusing on the right, also illuminating half of the girl.
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Artwork Function
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Artwork Function Description
Work executed to decorate the meeting room at the Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Art Form
Mural paintingArtFormType
Art Medium
Artwork Surface
combined medium and supportArtworkSurfaceType
Palácio Gustavo Capanema adquirida do artista sob encomenda, em 1936Collection
Unsigned and undated


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