Composition in black, ochre-red and white. Contour lines and overlapping lines. Composition representing two legs bent, as if the person was lying or kneeling, occupying the central area of ​​the substrate and part of the drapery of what would be a dress or tunic bar. The feet are slightly apart from each other, parallel diagonal from the left to the right and front to back. The toes are not visible and the subsequent area to them. The heel has a lower incidence of raised lines suggesting; details of blood mainly in these areas and ankles. The drape is comprised of rapid lines, some parallel. Plain background.


  • Title: Flexed Feet
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w39.5 x h27.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:limbs:foot
  • Technique: lead pencil , sanguine
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3029
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom left "guerra 55”. On reverse, inscription by Maria Portinari "Nº 509 Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3589

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