Composition in black tones, white, red and ochre. Predominance of straight lines. Horse profile to the right, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support. The horse is standing. With horsehair tail upwards and horizontally, has the on the left front and on the right rear legs raised suggesting movement. The horse's body is all filled with parallel lines, seeming to indicate a study of muscles. Background in the upper half filled with parallel lines horizontally and in the bottom half with irregular features, stronger lines overlap the composition with dots marking the intersections.


  • Title: Horse
  • 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
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w34 x h24cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:horse
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sanguine
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 635
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 559” and "Nº 356”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3631

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