FCO-3343

Nativity

1960

code

FCO-3343

CR Number

4769

dimensions

100 x 80 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

wood
Mentioned By

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Nativity
Description
Composition in violet tones, blue, yellow, green, orange, rose and gray. Smooth texture. Composition representing baby Jesus in a manger, a donkey and an ox. Background composed of geometrical areas, divided into three, from the left to the right: violet tones, blue and yellow-green. To the left of center, Baby Jesus, lying on his front, his head suggesting be built. The child has, around the head, halo and round face, broad forehead, blue eyes, nose and delicate lips. Is with his arms raised, parted, stretched legs slightly apart and wears kind of light sweater. It is lying in quadrangular area in perspective for background in green tones, suggesting a manger. To the left, a little further back, ass in gray tones, standing with his head down toward the child, with eyes, ears and nostrils suggested. On the right in the same plane of the Child Jesus, ox orange-rose tones, standing almost on his back with his head facing forward. It has horns, eyes and nose and tail suggested. The bottom is composed of overlapping geometrical areas are subdivided into three distinct parts, which overlap and are juxtaposed throughout the composition, looking up through kind of support beams in different directions.
General Info
The model for the Baby Jesus figure was Denise Berruezo Portinari, granddaughter of the artist.
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Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
woodArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
1213
Height
80
Width
100
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 60"

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