Composition in orange, yellow, blue, rose, black and violet tones. Shaded and contour lines. Girl running holding a pinwheel, occupying the center of the composition. The figure is profile to the left, has the head facing forward and slightly tilted back, sketched facial features and hair windswept. Right arm bent holding in his hand a pinwheel horizontally, left leg bent with foot flat on the ground and right leg also flexed , further back. Geometrized background in regular areas in shades of yellow.


  • Title: Pinwheel
  • 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: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.5 x h27cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:toys:pinwheel, human figure:child:girl
  • Technique: lead pencil , pastel
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1036
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3717

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