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This landscape, studied in the open air, encounters its plenitude here, that is, it reveals a poetics and dramaticism of its own, marked in a brief manner by the farmer and his livestock. A play of contrasts is developed in the entire space, the oranges are veneered by the light, the density of the cliff contrasts with the fineness of the blue sky and the arid and freshness of the earth, expressed in an excessive exuberance of colour and violent tones. A romantic piece due to the amplitude of the composition, it also announces the naturalist aesthetic which triumphed during the Universal Exhibition in Paris of 1867, where this painting was presented.

Details

  • Title: Cattle passing
  • Creator: João Cristino da Silva
  • Date Created: 1867
  • Physical Dimensions: 100 cm x 182 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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