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Overseer on Coffee Plantation

Candido Portinari1938

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in black and brown. Lines defining contours and shading setting volumes. Composition representing foreman and farmer bagging coffee, ready-made bags of batteries; in the background, and people working coffee plantation. In the foreground on the left, four sacks stacked across almost the entire height of the support. To the left of center, Profile foreman to the right, using wide-brimmed hat, long sleeve shirt, pants and high boots with spurs. It has stretched his on the right arm in the horizontal, closed hand in hand with the index finger toward a farmer who is on the right area of ​​the composition, almost profile for the on the left and the inclined trunk. He holds his hands an open bag; It wears wide-brimmed hat and shirt with half sleeve. In the center of the composition, between the foreman and the farmer, there are three stacked bags. On the right in front of the husbandman, farmer sees the other, cut on the right side margin of the holder, seeing mainly of their buttocks, the on the left leg and foot which is bare. In the background, coffee plantation across the entire width of the holder. On the left, farmer Suggested carrying a bag on his back; the center, three women in a row suggesting are carrying burdens. On the ground, one sees several scattered pitas.

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  • Title: Overseer on Coffee Plantation
  • Date: 1938
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w133 x h123cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating coffee, social:workers:foreman, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:men, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: charcoal
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3317
  • Notes: Support spliced vertically, affixed to canvas.
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "Museu de Arte Brasileira Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado nº 267 Autor Candido Portinari Obra Um capataz trabalhando com [illegible] Tecnica Carvão sobre papel Dimensões 1,35 x 135cm Adquirida em julho de 1972 Valor Cr$ 20.000,00 Observações Conservador”.
  • Function: Fragment of the cartoon “Coffee” [FCO 5340]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-843

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