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Damascene

Candido Portinari1943

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in black and white. Contour lines and quick strokes. Head of man occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The figure is from the front, slightly turned to the left, has her hair suggested by quick strokes on the forehead and dark area on the right, arched eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes with wrinkles at the bottom, long nose and thick, thin lips, closed and fallen , square chin and short neck. Quick strokes horizontally suggests bow tie.

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  • Title: Damascene
  • Date: 1943
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w10 x h12.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:man, human figure:limbs:head
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1275
  • Notes: Support affixed to paper.
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom edge of paper to which work is affixed "Damaceno [sic]”
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Damascene” [FCO 2847]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1909

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