Composition in black tones, white, blue, earthy, ochre, red, green and orange. Contour lines, fast and shaded lines. Composition featuring study for Peace panel, representing different groups in various activities, such as children playing leapfrog, hopscotch, seesaw, swing, wheel; group of children in chorus training; Bumba-meu-boi, scarecrow; isolated human figures and even animals. In the foreground, the center, representation of Bumba-meu-boi, with the figure of a man almost from the front, arms raised, with the profile horse to the left with your head up and twisted to the right. On the left, two boys jumping carrion and extreme on the left, two girls facing each other, with one arm raised jumping on one foot. On the right, a child planting banana; a little further back, another, sitting on the floor, head down, as if mounting a trap and on the far right, man standing in front, wearing wide-brimmed hat, carrying a child on his shoulders. Still in the foreground, behind these It depicts, from the left to the right: two boys turning cartwheel; seesaw diagonally from the left to the right and from front to back, with a child on each end, and the on the right is at the top, an animal that looks like a lamb sitting on legs and profile to the left; a horse from the front, with two figures sitting on his back with his legs turned to the left; boy standing and facing with a lamb on his shoulders. Behind the seesaw, two animals, which seem goats, supported on its hind legs and with raised front, as if they were playing. In the background, on the left, the group of children in chorus training - the front holding scores and with the indicated facial features and behind only sketched heads. In the third level, the on the left wheel of twelve girls without anatomical definition with flowing hair and dresses suggesting movement. On the right group of people just outlined, all wide-brimmed hat, some carrying bundles, others with children on his lap and other lowered. In the third level, the on the left bank to the right half of the composition, a low fence and on the left to the right: a boy in the back swing to the right, with straight legs; a horse standing inside the fence, with the neck twisted to the right; another boy on the swing, front and with raised legs; front of scarecrow with clothing represented in blue; figure in the balance sheet, profile on the left. Geometric areas with chiaroscuro effect on the foreground and plain background in other plans.


  • 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: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w70.5 x h101cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:farming, social:peace, Brazilian Culture:scarecrow, Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Bumba-meu-boi, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:ring-around-a-rosy, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:seesaw, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:swing, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:somersault, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:leapfrog, Brazilian Culture:children's games:toys:bird trap, Nature:Animals:kid, Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:group:women, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2937
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3653

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