Composition in black tones, white, green, ochre, orange, yellow and red ochre. Contour lines, colored light lines determining volume and quick strokes. Two rice beaters at a table taking up almost the entire area of ​​the composition. Table narrow formed by fine lines, crosses horizontally the composition. The scouts are located on either side of the table and facing each other. On the left, the front of the worker is to face upwards and has represented the facial features, arms raised and bent, holding behind the head a bundle of rice. Clothes long sleeve shirt, open at the neck and the on the left side of the body and trousers. Megs spread and bare feet. On the right back the worker is in the same position of the first: hands together behind your head holding large bundle of rice. Basically, sinuous lines suggesting paddy and shaded areas in blue. On the ground, irregular features suggesting grouped bundles.


  • Title: Rice Threshers
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1955-06
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w31 x h35cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating rice, social:peace, social:workers:farm hand, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sanguine, colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2068
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "Paz VI 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3657

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