Composition in black, red and gray tones. Predominance of contour lines and some parallel dashed lines. Study of two hands clasped occupying almost the entire stand area. Hands are vertically seeing yourself wrists cut by the lower edge of the support. They are side by side almost in profile, with the fingers interlaced and bent horizontally. One sees clearly the little finger, ring, middle and indicators and part of the palm to the left of the composition.


  • Title: Interlaced 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: w11 x h14cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:limbs:hand
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Initialed in middle of bottom half "CP"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1612
  • Notes: Work is dated 1957, but was actually made in 1955.
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in middle of bottom half "guerra O.N.U. 957 [sic]”. On reverse, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "Desenho de autoria de Candido Portinari, autenticado por Maria Victoria Portinari” and "DN 546”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3573

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