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Cobbler

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue tones, rose, black, white, ochre, red ochre, green and gray. Figure man over blue and black floor against background in shades of rose, red ochre and white. Contour lines in black, color compact areas contrasting with the black lines and more diluted superimposed and juxtaposed strokes. Figure man is a cobbler and is characterized by anatomical deformation. Sitting burly man, facing, head bent over his on the left shoulder, arms folded, hands on the chest, legs spread, feet nearly profile. It has hair that seem kinky, coarse facial features and only outlined. Neck thin disproportionately. Shoulders and arms as defined by wavy lines, bare chest. Safe in each hand, standing only suggested shoe. You are sitting on low bench in shade of green and has between its legs a cobbler iron. wear black shoes. Blue checkered floor black. Above the ground, horizontal band in red ocre- separating the ground floor, undefined, in light rose tone with touches of white and darker rose.

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  • Title: Cobbler
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w18 x h18.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:workers:shoemaker, Brazilian Culture:popular types:shoemaker, human figure:man
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "41 Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1537
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the painting “Brodowski Cobbler” [FCO 1200]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1352

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