CocoaExecuted to




CR Number



298 x 280 cm

Art Form

Mural painting

Art Medium


Artwork Surface

combined medium and support
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Composition in gray tones, earthy, ochre, green and blue. Rough texture result of its support of the work. It depicts black farmers, all of robust complexion, sitting around a mound of cocoa fruits, seeing himself near them, a girl, one settler and the background, man. In the foreground, on the left, farmer squatting, back, 3/4 facing right, has pixains hair, wear light shirt with long sleeves and pants. Her legs are apart, his bare feet and have your arms straight with elbows resting on his knees. On the right, a gourd on the ground. In the background, on the right, another farmer sitting on a rock. He is in profile to the left, wears long sleeve shirt and pants. Her arms are stretched out on his knees. Safe with the on the right hand, which is higher than the other, a machete vertically and on the left hand a cocoa fruit. Your legs are bent and your bare feet. This farmer has at its front a mound still closed cocoa beans which occupies part of the inner area of ​​the composition. On the left, next to the first described farmer, black girl standing 3/4 toward the on the right. Has defined facial features, wears clear long sleeve dress and has bent the on the right arm with hand on the chest. On the third level, on the right of center, man sitting on a rock, he has his head tilted down, wears gray pants and shirt, has the outstretched arms resting on his knees and is barefoot. To his on the right, on the floor, one sees large basket of round straw. In the background, on the left, black settler standing 3/4 toward the on the right, wears long skirt low-cut dress with ruffles. She on the left arm along the folded body and the on the right hand holding a basket with balancing overhead. On the right, to a lesser extent men represented in figure bluish gray color, standing in front of using only one kind of trunks; It has arms along the body and legs slightly apart. The rest of the background and the ground are represented by quadrangular areas in several colors and in the third plane, the center, no area in very light ochre contrasting with the rest of the composition, suggesting lit area.
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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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