A man looks out the window of his modest home at the idled factory in the industrial southside of Buenos Aires. His left hand is clenched on the Table beside his useless tools. There's no bread on the table and his wife and baby are hungry.
This work of social commentary is by Argentinian artist Ernesto de la Cárcova. He studied art in Turin under Giacomo Grosso, and then with Antonio Mancini in Rome. This painting was celebrated as a great achievement at the Salon.
Ernesto de la Cárcova (1866-1927)
Sin pan y sin trabajo (Without Bread and Without Work)
1894, Oil on canvas, 125.5 x 216 cm (49.4" x 85")
Lunch Hour (Hora del Almuerzo) 1903
|Figure study, oil|
National Museum of Fine Arts, Argentina.
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