Composition in blue tones, gray, black, yellow, green, white, earthy, ochre and lilac. Smooth, thick, marked strokes. Composition representing various animals spread a forest of which see only the trunks of trees, accentuating the geometrism the background that is defined by bands of light that penetrate through the trees forming regular light-dark areas. In the foreground, on the left, tapir, standing in profile to the right; It has slightly turned upside down, seeing to her small trunk next floor and earlier on the left front leg to the right. In the center, foliage of banana and toucan perched on branch, profile to the left; it is close to a nest of two eggs, their plumage is black and yellow like his beak. On the right, four agoutis group, two profile to the left, one to the right looking forward and the other facing. In the foreground are seen as four tree trunks spanning the entire height of the vertical composition. In the background, on the left of center, and light area with strip of light suggesting a clearing, Paca, standing in profile to the right. On the right, giant anteater, also standing in profile to the left, with the stretched head and massive tail pressed against the ground. Background with a predominance of vertical gray bands defining the trunks of trees interspersed with small squares and rectangles in shades of yellow, blue and green that define the perspective and the light falling from on the forest.


  • Title: Amazon Forest
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w445 x h85cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:spotted cavy, Nature:Animals:tapir, Nature:Animals:agouti, Nature:Animals:anteater, Nature:Animals:toucan, Nature:landscape:forest
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left "PORTINARI 57"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1742
  • Notes: Support consists of two joined parts, each 222 cm wide.
  • Function: Work executed to decorate the residence of Odilon Ribeiro Coutinho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4174

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