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Foot and Ax

Candido Portinari1938

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and white. Contour lines defining the shapes, shading suggesting volumes. Drawing part for transport, representing a leg, part of an ax and pieces of unidentified object. On the left, part of a on the left foot profile man to the right, earthyed on the floor. You can see the forefoot, with the indicated finger, including the nail of the big toe. On the right part of an ax which can be seen part of the blade which fits the cable. At the top and bottom margins of the composition, of portions unidentified objects.

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  • Title: Foot and Ax
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w64.5 x h40cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:foot
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3851
  • Notes: Signature added by conservator at the request of work’s owner.
  • Function: Fragment of the cartoon “Brazilwood” [FCO 5333]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-828

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