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Oxen

Candido Portinari1940-01-01

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari

Composition in light shades of gray, rose, blue and black. Rough texture. Field lanscape with cattle and man carrying load on the back. In the center of the composition, Profile calf lying to the right, with the head facing forward 3/4 having behind a lying profile steer to the left, with his head resting back of the calf. On the left and on the right suggestion two pitas. In the background, on the left, back and another ox lying profile to the right; on the left the other man on the front foot carrying burden on the back and on the right, two oxen lying profile to the left. Arid ground with scattered pitas suggestion.

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  • Title: Oxen
  • Date: 1940-01-01
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w53 x h46.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:calf, human figure:man
  • Technique: oil and sand
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 1-1-940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1483
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "OB” and "Nº 51-B x 2 – 29”.. On stretcher, torn label "Museum of Modern Art-Loan – 40.4200 Candido [Portinari]” and label "Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh Pennsylvania-To ‘Oxen’ oil painting of Candido Portinari owned by João Candido. Catalogue nº 68. Museum of Modern Art nº 40.42 00 Portinari nº 51".
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1116

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