Ângelo Bobo




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48 x 34 cm

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Ângelo Bobo
Composition in black and white. Parallel lines, curves, dashed and shaded. Man It depicts, children and animals in Brodowski lanscape. In the center of the composition, represented man with facial features, wearing hoody, long sleeves and long pants with patches. He is standing with hands hidden in his coat pockets and bare feet. At his side, a little behind, boy with head turned to the left, without facial features, dress shirt with flaps and long pants, and on the left leg is rolled up to the knee and holds in his on the left hand a sling. Further to the right, boy front, with suggested features, wearing a hat, light shirt and pants with patchwork rolled to the knees. Holds in his on the left hand a kind of trapdoor. On the right, sheep ahead and post that starts in the lower on the right corner and spans the entire height of the support, and has passing wires on its top. On the left, a hen with chicks lying around and a front peru. Further back, two chickens and horse-mounted child. They're back, slightly turned to the right, and the boy is with his on the right hand extended forward of the body. Boy in front of a post having at the tip a hanging ladder, a hammer and a nail puller. In the background, homes and crops cut by road in the middle and having the on the right, plantations and construction surrounded by a wall, remembering cemetery and next, inside surrounded by grazing cattle. Ground bends and parallel lines. Fast Sky in lines and curved lines in the sun descending to the horizon.
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Ângelo Bobo was the son of a mason who left Italy to live in Brodowski, SP. He was well-known in the city, as Portinari noted in his diary: "Really nice, hardly said a word and lived among us his whole childhood. He always walked around with his hands behind his back, and was tall and very pale. He knew every person and every household; he would come to our house and head straight for the kitchen. He knew where the milk was kept and would help himself and then leave without saying a word. Sometimes he would disappear for three or four days and come back covered in red clay and all scratched up. That was his life, until one day he left and never came back. People say he must have fallen in a river somewhere" [LV 5, p. 46].
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Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 57"


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