FCO-1809

MiseryIllustration

[1935]

code

FCO-1809

CR Number

566

dimensions

10 x 13.5 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

crayon

Artwork Surface

paper

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Misery
Description
Composition in black and white. Few lines, predominance of shadows, light and dark, smoky. Five heads of representation among the abstract-geometric shapes standing out at the upper left corner, two tall chimneys from where spirals of smoke. Heads concentrated in the lower half of the composition, seeing the on the left suggestion three profile heads to the right. The first two are overlapping and poorly defined. The third head is more detailed, with hat suggestion or beret, sunglasses or eye patch without nose statement and suggested teeth. Shading around the head. To the right of center, head covered with front on the left eye, on the right eye indicated by a few strokes, stylized triangular nose and mouth shape with teeth indicated by dashes. This figure appears to have his on the left arm amputated at the shoulder. Above this there is another head, in profile to the left with suggestion beret or hat, eye patch or dark glasses and without representation nose and mouth. In the upper half of the composition, abstract geometric shapes obtained through shading, light and dark, shaded overlapping areas and white areas and some sinuous lines. Among these forms stand two on the left the factory chimneys.
Themes
Related Document
Artwork Function
IllustrationArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Illustration no. 4 for the book “Poemas concêntricos,” by Corrêa de Sá
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
crayonArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Height
13.5
Width
10
Dimension Notes
18.5x15 (S)
Annotation
Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated

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