FCO-3172

WarSmall-scale color sketch

1954

code

FCO-3172

CR Number

3262

dimensions

102 x 143 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

chipboard
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
War
Description
Composition in blue tones, ochre, earthy, green, violet, orange, rose, black and white. Smooth texture, marked strokes. Color design for War panel in geometrized composition with groups of women crying and animals. In the lower third, from the left to the right: women kneeling group facing highlighting heads up high and flat hands; in the center, bent woman sitting on dead child and four cats having behind seven horses side by side profile to the left, ridden by figures wearing armor. In the central third on the left, profile on the right horse ridden by undefined figure leaning forward, and behind groups of kneeling figures and dead man lying on the floor. In the center, a group of women kneeling in a circle with his arms raised having behind horse galloping to the right part. On the right, kneeling woman and cuddled with girl and boy standing in front, hands on crying face. In the upper third, several groups of women kneeling crying highlighting the center, horse galloping to the right, ridden by indefinite figures leaning forward. Areas interfere with the geometrical figures.
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Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
chipboardArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to wood with irregularly shaped top edge.
Previous Collection
Galeria Bonino adquiridaCollection
Height
143
Width
102
Dimension Notes
formato: irregular
Annotation
Signed in bottom left corner "PORTINARI"
Annotation Author
Dated in inscription in bottom left corner "MAQUETE DEFINITIVA PARA O MURAL ‘GUERRA’ DE 14x10m O.N.U. 1954 NOVA YORK”
Annotation Exhibition
On reverse, inscriptions "1 M60/51 nº 112”, "1.29 1/2 x 180” and "M60/151”; stamps "Ministério da Educação e Cultura Museu Nacional de Belas Artes Autorizo o embarque Geraldo de M.R Rio de Janeiro Brasil” and "Serviço de Exportação Alfandega do Rio de Janeiro [initialed]”; label "Maison de la Pensée Française 2 Rue de L’Elysée Paris – VIIIº”; stamp "Paris Expositions Douaner”.

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