FCO-3681

MidwestSmall-scale color sketch

[1939]

code

FCO-3681

CR Number

998

dimensions

35 x 36 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

watercolorgouachecharcoallead pencil

Artwork Surface

cardboard
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Midwest
Description
Composition in gray, green, earthy, black, yellow, blue, ochre and white. Smooth texture, color areas and contoured. Composition representing seven women and two boys, outdoors and in different positions. On the floor in the foreground on the left chest and thick rope coiled blue tinplate. On the right downtown, woman standing with her back, dressed in Bahia, and on the turban clear head. wear white dress at the knees with band through the on the right shoulder and down to the waist and pants clogs high heels. To the right, on the floor, gourd. In the background, to the left, two women standing hugging. Next to them, a pestle. In the center, woman in profile to the right, leaning toward a vat where is mixing something with what appears to be a piece of wood. Further back, female figure holding jug on his on the left shoulder. On the right Bahia front and standing with blue bag over his head. On the third level, to the left, two boys jumping carrion. To the right of center woman sitting on the floor, hands in her lap and legs straight. In the upper on the right of the composition, large fire frame composed of stacked wood.
Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Night of Saint John's Festival” [FCO 4082]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
watercolorArtMediumType
gouacheArtMediumType
charcoalArtMediumType
lead pencilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
cardboardArtworkSurfaceType
Height
36
Width
35
Annotation
Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated

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