FCO-1771

Scarecrows

1940

code

FCO-1771

CR Number

1122

dimensions

100 x 81 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas

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Title
Scarecrows
Description
Composition in yellow tones, ochre, earthy, blue, gray, white, black, red and green. Rough texture in the figures of scarecrows and smooth on the bottom, with a few strokes more marked. Arid lanscape representation hinterearthy with scarecrow, ox skull and vultures. In the foreground, three armed poles scarecrow cross-shaped, more or less similar, triangularly arranged. One of them is ahead while others are further back, one on the left and one on the right. The poles are planted in the ground, near diagonal path that extends from the right to on the left. The surrounding lanscape is arid, barren. On the ground, vulture, ox skull and cut three wooden posts with painted in red top and thread or wire through them. Poles form shadows on the ground to the right while the vulture has its shadow shown on the left. In the background, vultures flying open and arid field with figure holding balloon, perspective on trees and hill in the center. Floor in shades of yellow. In the background, the sky in dark blue with white dots suggesting starry night.
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Height
81
Width
100
Annotation
Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
Annotation Exhibition
On reverse, stamp "GARE DE LYON-BERCY DOUANE DE PARIS”; inscriptions "Rio, 9 de março de 1946 – Joe [illegible]” and "nº 11”. On stretcher, label "Exhibited Riverside Museum – 310 Riverside Drive New York”.
Annotation Others
On back of frame, inscription "VENDIDO”.

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