Composition in black tones, white and red ochre. Rapid lines, dotted and some shaded. Feline head study, front, seeing mainly jaws open, with four clearly visible canines and the animal's nostrils. Background and worked with some parallel lines and curves, mingling with FIG. Some vanishing points with intersecting straight lines in red ochre cross the composition.


  • Title: Wild Beast
  • 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: w11 x h15cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 319
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 428” and "Nº 816”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3635

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