Composition in black, white and blue tones. Predominance of winding and shaded lines. Study representing amoeboid form large, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition against background with uneven areas. In the lower on the left corner, flat square defining the door will store that exists on the wall where the tile panel. Inside the amoeboid form, the on the right half circumference dark and light half to the left, diagonally with the composition, parallel sinuous lines. Background divided into irregular, black and white areas.


  • Title: Abstract
  • Date: 1941
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w20 x h14cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: non-figurative
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Stamped signature at bottom right edge "Portinari*". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 169
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 91” and "Nº 700”.
  • Function: Study for the tile panel “Starfish and Fish” [FCO 1767]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1465

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