Composition in black, white and blue tones. Predominance of curves and straight lines. Amoeboid shape outline representing large, occupying almost the entire composition against background raster, suggesting tiles. In the lower on the left square blank, setting the door will store that exists on the wall where the tile panel. Inside the amoeboid form, center and on the right small rounded shapes of scribbles.


  • Title: Abstract
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h9cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: non-figurative
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 168
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 90” and "Nº 715”.
  • Function: Sketch for the tile panel “Starfish and Fish” [FCO 1767]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1464

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