Composition in tones earthy, rose, orange, green and gray. Smooth texture. Figurative composition with no large amoeboid form, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against dark background. Both amoeboid shape as background, are worked with geometrism, in different colors, forming overlapping areas suggesting chiaroscuro and transparency effects.


  • Title: Abstract
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w56 x h22.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: non-figurative
  • Technique: gouache
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 85
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "DN 709”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for mural painting or panel; not executed
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3354

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