Composition in red, ochre, earthy, green, yellow, gray, blue, white and black. Smooth and rough texture. Representation forest with trees, vegetation and animals. Composition with illusion of perspective representation obtained by clearing between rows of trees extending to the bottom of the composition and whose trunks of eucalyptus appear. In the foreground, center, big doe standing, looking aside with head on the left. It has ears raised and fallen slightly forward. Represented by thoroughly and realistically. Under Doe, center and on the left, plants that seem feet pita. Floor in red tone with pebbles suggestion. On the left, white hare turned to the right and lizard climbing tree. On the right maned Amazon and inn tree branch, macaw feathers with green, red and yellow. In the background, yellow butterfly, three agoutis perspective views, stylized flowers and blue butterfly. In the third level, six deer running from the right to on the left. In the background, trees closing the perspective. Red ground with sparse undergrowth.


  • Title: Forest
  • Date: 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: w252 x h125cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:ibis, Nature:Animals:macaw, Nature:Animals:butterfly, Nature:Animals:rabbit, Nature:Animals:doe, Nature:landscape:forest
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 948"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1829
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2640

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