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Overseer

Candido Portinari1948

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition unidentified tones. And contour lines. It depicts workers in front of a foreman. In the foreground, some fence posts with barbed wire, cutting the on the left of the diagonal composition on the right. Behind the fence, on the left of center, man standing with legs apart, facing right, almost on his back, holding his on the left hand a stick at the top; It is with the on the right arm stretched forward and with the index finger raised. wears brimmed hat, long sleeve jacket, breeches and boots. He is facing the group of workers that is on the right. The group consists of four. From the left to the right: the first is a man; the second, a woman with a child in her lap; the third suggests to be a man. In the background, the hill to the left and suggestion about on the left diagonal to on the right and front to back.

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  • Title: Overseer
  • Date: 1948
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.4 x h15.8cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, social:workers:foreman, human figure:group
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5247
  • Inscription: In bottom right corner, inscription "ilustração”.
  • Function: Study for the drawing “Overseer” [FCO 4254]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2754

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