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Scarecrow

Candido Portinari1940

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue, ochre, earthy, gray, black, white and red. Smooth texture and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing scarecrow ochre, occupying the entire support area against background suggesting night sky with moon. The scarecrow is defined by draping fabric that surrounds the beams that are hardly visible. The fabric is ochre and has colorful strokes stains. The head is that as fallen forward and his arms too. The legs are bent, the on the right back and the on the left to the left side. Fund light "degrade", suggesting night sky clearing down, finding himself at the bottom on the left of the composition, suggesting circle moon.

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  • Title: Scarecrow
  • Date: 1940
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h46cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:scarecrow
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 1940"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4015
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1136

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