Oxen and Scarecrow

Candido Portinari1940

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in the earthy tones, yellow, blue, ochre, gray, red and white. Smooth texture. Two calves, scarecrow and child flying a kite in savanna lanscape. In the foreground, dark area, with the center, two calves lying, the on the left, a little further on the right is just outlined, suggesting transparency, and is in profile to the right with his head forward. The on the right is spotted, it is in profile to the left and has his head forward, supported on the back of another calf. The two animals look forward. The on the left, scarecrow stuck in long stick slightly to the left of the diagonal to the right, from the bottom up. The on the right way suggesting stone. In the background, bright area, flat terrain, arid, looking to on the right, back child flying a kite. Basically, the horizon, and the hill center with two rounded ridges inclined to the left. Sky "degrade", darkening moon at the top with the center.

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  • Title: Oxen and Scarecrow
  • Date: 1940
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w72 x h59cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:scarecrow, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:flying kites, Nature:Animals:calf, Nature:landscape:metaphysics, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 947
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1119