Composition in red ochre, black, sepia, white, yellow and brown. Contour lines, strong lines, circular, overlapping and shading. Part representation of a on the left leg and a foot, occupying the central area of ​​the support, with background filled with scribbles in very light yellow. The leg and foot are probably a study for a figure standing with legs in the air, as if planted banana. One can see the lower leg rear view of the ankle protrusions, the sole with good contour reinforced heel and toes. Some regions are lighter, such as the base of the ankle, light point in the heel and toe ledge beneath. At the bottom, around the leg and the foot, dashed pale yellow and sepia spot in the upper on the right.


  • Title: Leg and Foot
  • Date: 1955-08
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w13 x h29.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, human figure:limbs:foot, human figure:limbs:leg
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sanguine, sepia , pastel
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3937
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription at bottom right "VIII 55 Paz”
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3698

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