FCO-2662

CoffeeSmall-scale color sketch

1938

code

FCO-2662

CR Number

894

dimensions

38.5 x 46.5 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

tempera

Artwork Surface

leather
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Coffee
Description
Composition in gray tones, ochre, rose, green, earthy, blue and white. Rough texture. It depicts bagging and loading of coffee. In the foreground, on the left, sitting back settler, 3/4 toward the on the right with hands in her lap and legs apart. Has blue rag on his head, wears rose dress and is barefoot. On the right, worker walking forward with his arms raised holding large bag that carries on his back. wear rose outfit with shaded areas in earthy tone. In the background, from the left to the right: part of a stack of eight sacks, cylindrical trunk, dark mountain, and three sacks stack. In the third level, on the left, foreman standing back 3/4 facing right, pointing in front of him, wearing brimmed hat. In the center and on the right, three more workers lowered in several directions bagging coffee and close to them, in the center of the composition, lot representing clustered coffee. Basically, planted field suggestion, three piles in perspective for background and blue sky clearing up the skyline.
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Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Coffee” [FCO 1755]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
temperaArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
leatherArtworkSurfaceType
Height
46.5
Width
38.5
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 938"

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