Composition in black tones, white, red ochre, sepia, blue, orange and green. Straight lines and quick strokes suggesting movement. Representation of eleven women holding hands forming a wheel, occupying all the support of the field. In the foreground, convex semicircle five women back with buns on her head, colorful dresses, flowing and legs in a position to suggest rotary motion. In the background, closing the circle, another concave semicircle formed by six front of figures, still on the left to be colored and the other just sketched by quick strokes, black and blue. On the floor, in the middle of the wheel, geometric design.


  • Title: Circle Dance
  • 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: w35.5 x h35.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:ring-around-a-rosy, human figure:group:women
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sanguine, sepia , color crayon
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1513
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in bottom left corner "Paz O.N.U. VI-55”. On reverse, inscription "19747”; label from Casa Montmartre Jorge.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3659

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