FCO-4051

Laborer

c.1934

code

FCO-4051

CR Number

444

dimensions

39 x 32 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

wood

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Laborer
Description
Composition in tones earthy, ochre, rose, blue, gray, white and green. Smooth texture. It depicts three figures sitting on the floor in front of a building. In the foreground, on the left, black woman with baby in her arms, turned slightly to the right, without facial features, bulky body and oversized feet, sitting on the floor. It has frizzy hair in a bun and is topless with big boobs out, breastfeeding in the baby's position. wear clear round skirt; the on the left leg is bent with the sole of the foot on the ground, and the on the right is stretched half, all supported on the ground. Holds the baby in her on the left arm and the on the right arm is bent, with his on the right hand covering the baby's genitalia. This is reclining, nude without defined facial features, tapered head. To the right of the composition, man sitting, leaning slightly to the left, head down, curly hair, stretched out and legs apart, eating a round recipient, bringing food to the mouth, with a cutlery holding with his on the right hand. wears half sleeve shirt and light trousers. Just behind the figure, a piece of wood. Further back, in the center of the composition, a child sitting in box. Has defined facial features; folded on the left arm with his chin, and the on the right supported on the right leg. It is with legs apart, barefoot and wears a rose dress. In perspective after the child, three more pieces of wood. On the right according to the horizon, construction wall, with two rafters supporting a front timber, each one end making a cover. In front of the rafter bottom, a small rectangular building, like a tower that is on the front wall of a lattice of a window size. On the left, deeper, towers, smoke coming out of them. Smooth floor throughout the composition. After the skyline, hill and sky.
Related Event 7
Related Document 32
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
woodArtworkSurfaceType
Certificate
743
Height
32
Width
39
Annotation
Unsigned and undated
Annotation Exhibition
On reverse, labels "Nº 12 ‘Operário’ Exposição no Pavilhão de Arte Contemporânea de Milão – Itália 21 de março a 21 [torn] Col. João Candido Portinari” and from Galerie Charpentier; stamp "Nº 15 OB”. On reverse, "Maria V. Portinari”.

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