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Felling

Candido Portinari1960

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black, white and red tones. Smooth texture. Composition representing felled forest dominated geometrism, realizing up scattered human figures The composition has a predominance of light and dark rectangles that suggest, for your willingness, forest being penetrated by bright light. In the center, we see man from the front, standing with legs apart and arms raised to the right side with ax in hand. On the left, the suggestion of three figures of men, working in various positions; the on the right also suggestion of two men working on clearing forests. Background and figures are mixed with predominance of geometrism creating effects of light and dark and plans overlay.

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  • Title: Felling
  • Date: 1960
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w47 x h11.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:lumber, social:workers:woodcutter, Nature:landscape:forest, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 70
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "ON 970”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for mural painting or panel; not executed. Work designed for Brasília, DF.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4674

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