Composition in black tones, white, earthy, ochre, blue and green. Dashed lines and shading. Drawing without perspective where children playing, men, women and animals occupy the entire area of ​​the composition. Near the lower end of the support, from the left to the right: Boy planting banana, boy sitting on the floor with legs apart, seesaw with two boys sitting, two lying sheep profile and one to the left and one on the right and double black grooms being the bride and groom on the left to the right. In the central part: on the left, mulatto woman sitting with legs apart, holding baby in her arms, flanked by two girls standing having behind him a ram lying profile to the left with his head up. In the center of the composition, standing in horse heads with head up high with its back on the left, back woman, almost in profile to the right; in front, two boys jumping carrion, and on the right, man standing with boy on his shoulders. Near the on the right bank, back 3/4 woman turned to the left, walking on the right arm raised. Near the upper limit of support: three boys sitting on the balance sheet of which the on the left is 3/4 facing right, the center, the front and the on the right profile to the left.


  • 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: 1955-06
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.5 x h50cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:seesaw, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:swing, Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:couple, human figure:group:children, human figure:man, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1507
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication in bottom right corner "Para a Marina e Jayme, meus queridos amigos, Portinari”. Dated in inscription at bottom right "Paz VI 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3652

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