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The Eye

Candido Portinari1941

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in white tones, red, earthy, black, blue and gray. Smooth, rough and using spatula. Contorted cock head of representation. The animal is vertical with the neck and head back down doing, leaving the crest and the nozzle seen in reverse. At the top of the head, sees the dewlap and pointed beak up and bottom, huge red crest. It has big red eye, long neck, white feathers and dark. Basically, irregular geometric areas.

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  • Title: The Eye
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h55cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:rooste
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4394
  • Function: This work caused much controversy when it was shown in Belo Horizonte in 1944, and was called “Olag,” an anagram of “galo” (rooster).
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1387

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