Composition in yellow, blue, rose and black. Fast and colorful shading features. Boy planting banana occupying almost the entire area of ​​support. The boy is upside down on his back with his hands and head supported on the floor and legs in the air. You see black hair, clothes shaded blue, legs and rose colored streaks. In the background, yellow and on the right shaded, dark rose circle close to what would be the skyline.


  • Title: Handstand
  • 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: w8.5 x h9.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:handstand, social:peace, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3270
  • Notes: Support affixed to red cardboard.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3677

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