Composition in green, red and white tones. Quick strokes, short and sinuous lines. Hands on white background. At the center of support, suggestion clasped hands with fingers raised. It seems that there is a hand to the center and two or more suggested around this. Represented handles. Tip three nails in the central hand.


  • Title: Hands
  • 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 x h18.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, human figure:limbs:hand
  • Technique: colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1843
  • Inscription: Inscription at bottom right "‘Paz’ estudo da roda”. On reverse, oval shapes made with lead pencil.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3684

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