Composition in gray, rose, yellow, red, white, blue and earthy. Smooth texture. Composition schematic groups representing various figures, forming compact areas which overlap and merge geometrized against background. From bottom to top, see to the left wheel made up of nine women holding hands, with faces just indicated and wearing long dresses; the center, and other undefined group formed by two men holding child; on the right, a wheel of twelve women hand in hand without indicated facial features and wear long dresses. Higher up in the middle support, center and on the right, undefined group forming compact mass of people who are standing and facing, and on the right, the group finds itself inserted in more contrasting shade area. On top of the support, on the left, suggesting the group of children are jumping carrion and little set back wheel; to center a wheel. In the limit the upper edge of the support, schematized three groups defined by geometrical areas, among which are seen in thick lines in the vertical earthy tones suggesting perhaps trunks of trees in a forest.


  • Title: Peace
  • 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: 1952
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w95 x h140.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, human figure:figure, human figure:group
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2567
  • Notes: Top edge of support is irregular, with a height of 133 cm on the right side.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3181

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