Composition in black, white and blue. Fast contour lines. On the left arm outline holding what appears to be a wooden stick. The arm is perpendicular to the support, the folded horizontal forearm and hand, represented with deliberate deformation is upward, which would be holding the wooden stick on the diagonal on the right to on the left and front to back.


  • Title: Arm
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.2 x h11.4cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:hand
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 154
  • Inscription: Inscriptions, in bottom right corner, "roda” and "Min”. On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 318” and "Nº 480”.
  • Function: Sketch for the mural painting “Children’s Games” [FCO 1760]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2289

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