FCO-4082

Night of Saint John's FestivalExecuted to

[1939]

code

FCO-4082

CR Number

1000

dimensions

345 x 315 cm

Art Form

Panel

Art Medium

tempera

Artwork Surface

canvas
Mentioned By 6
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Night of Saint John's Festival
Description
Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts group of people in various activities, night feast of St. John, in place of the dirt floor, and the center area lighter shade. In the foreground, on the left, coiled rope thrown to the ground. Closer to the center, back woman dressed in Bahia. It has robust body wears turban, dress run, hopefully that-fall with cloth crossed coast, played on the right shoulder, involving the torso to the waist on the left. On the bottom on the right, gourd half inclined to the left. In the background on the left, two women embraced, defined facial features, wear length dresses below the knee and are barefoot. The on the left has short dark hair with ribbon, long face and thin neck. The one in front, and behind it has long blond hair, a pestle. More to the center, man leaning on the right over pestle or pan, stirring with a stick inside the canister and their on the right hand, large trunk. wear cap, dark clothing without sleeves and long pants. To the left of man, woman turned slightly to the left, carrying gourd on the right shoulder holding with his on the left hand. It has defined features, wears turban and dress spaghetti straps. To the left of the composition, woman standing, slightly turned to the left, carrying the head chest, defined features, long hair, wear long dress skirt and straps and bare feet. On the third level, boys jumping carrion, both barefoot. The boy who is inclined, is directed to the left and wear dark clothing. Boy jumps on other faces, with legs and arms outstretched, defined features and wears light clothing. Further down, on the right woman sitting on the floor with your legs straight, turned to the right, suggested facial features, long hair and wears long dress straps. In front of it, stacked logs, forming fire. All over the floor, suggesting vegetation tufts, and central area in light shade.
Related Event 8
Related Document 90
Artwork Function
Executed toArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Work executed to decorate the Brazilian Pavillion at the New York World’s Fair, with architectural design by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, commissioned by Armando Vidal, Brazilian general commissioner at the fair.
Art Form
PanelArtFormType
Art Medium
temperaArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Collection
DestruídaCollection
Previous Collection
Museum of Modern Art presente ao Governo AmericanoCollection
Ministério das Relações Exteriores adquirida do artista sob encomenda, em 1939Collection
Height
315
Width
345
Dimension Notes
precisão: estimadas
Annotation
Signed in bottom left corner "C.PORTINARI". Undated
Status
DestroyedVisual Artwork Status
Notes Status
Work destroyed in 1958 in a fire at the Museum of Modern Art / MoMA, in New York.

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