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Burial in a Hammock

Candido Portinari1944

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Draft rapid lines and some shaded. It depicts two figures Loading the ends attached to a long pole network. The figures are in profile to the right and suggest be walking; the one on the left has the on the right arm along the body and the rod of supported network on his on the left shoulder; the one on the right holds with both hands the rod that carries over his on the right shoulder. The network spans almost the entire width of the support and has a triangular shape resulting from bearing weight. Deeper, behind the network, draft two more figures, also in profile to the right. Rapid lines cross the composition, in the center, vertically and diagonally to the left.

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  • Title: Burial in a Hammock
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w21.3 x h17.7cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:death, social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2591
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, rough sketch of figures possibly by the artist; inscription by Maria Portinari "Nº 410 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari”.. On reverse, inscription "TOMBO: 2861”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Burial in a Hammock” [FCO 2734]. Migrants Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2058

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