In the foreground
The main focus of this painting is a young woman, kneeling in the centre, removing the corn cobs from her basket, and spreading them out in the sun on a blanket.
In the background is another woman, busily engaged in a task and painted with darker colors, contrasting with the younger girl in the foreground.
Malhoa focuses the attention on the bent body of the young woman in the foreground as she leans over the basket.
Yellow all around
The women's face and blouse are bathed in sunlight, with the yellow in her headscarf matching the corns on the ground.
Corn in the Sun, José Malhoa, 1927
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