Composition in black and white. Contour lines, parallel lines and shading. Group of four beasts, suggesting feline, occupying almost the entire stand area. They are facing and seem to be advancing. What is more up front, has her head tilted slightly back, jaws open and on the left front paw raised. Behind they are seen two more beasts, side by side, both indicated with the claws; to the left with his head back and open jaws, the on the right to the head forward and looking to the right. Behind these two beasts another 3/4 toward the on the left, seeing part of its back and tail. Traces straight in all directions pass through the support.


  • Title: Wild Beasts
  • 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: w18.3 x h23.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal, social:war
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2589
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "Nº 822 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari 707 707 Nº 113 [numbers scratched out]”.. On reverse, inscriptions "1961” and "TOMBO 2867”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3647

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