FCO-1849

Three Figures

[1939]

code

FCO-1849

CR Number

1024

dimensions

46 x 38.5 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

tempera and sand

Artwork Surface

canvas

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Title
Three Figures
Description
Composition in tones earthy, ochre, red, blue, black, gray and white. Contour lines in black, sinuous lines. Rough texture obtained by the wear of sand. Three figures from background compound of abstract shapes in bright colors. On the left, sitting in front mulatto, overly bulky forms, bare breasts, white cloth covering the lower half of the body to thighs. Has the upper body twisted to the left, with his head tilted to the right and back and on the right arm over his eyes. Nose large, thick lips, on the left arm resting on the left knee flat hand. Has legs apart, on the right leg forward and on the left profile to the right, bare feet. Along part of the on the left edge and bottom edge, thick white rope. Near the on the left leg and looking mulatto woman leaning against her, strange black female figure. It is disproportionately small and is semi-reclined with his head to the left leg and on the right. Has no arms, legs are too bulky and thighs are obscured by gray cloth. Above her on the right figure not set sitting on his back, head leaning on the chest in blue clothes and ochre rope belt. Background working with various abstract shapes in compact colors, predominantly blue, red, gray and white.
Related Event
Related Document 8
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
tempera and sandArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Height
38.5
Width
46
Annotation
Signed at bottom right "PORTINARI". Undated
Annotation Others
On reverse, inscription "2ª”. On stretcher, inscription "3 IIª 2ª 2ª [scratched out]”. On back of frame, inscription "514”.

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