Composition in black tones, red ochre, blue and ochre. Quick strokes, straight lines intersecting, contour lines and parallel. Horse head of representation on plain background. The animal's profile to the right, with the head facing upward forming a diagonal line to the neck. Outline in black, filled with parallel lines and intersecting, colored and black. The horse has ear back, eye indicated by contour lines, nostril marked by shading in black, mouth ajar with some suggested teeth, start neck and mane flowing to the left.


  • Title: Head of Horse
  • 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: w23 x h19.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, Nature:Animals:horse
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sanguine
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2347
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication, at bottom right, "Ao caro amigo Augusto, muitas felicidades é o desejo de Portinari”. Undated. Inscription at bottom right edge "‘Guerra’ mural o.n.u. n.y.”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3629

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