Composition in tones earthy, green, yellow, ochre, violet, lilac, blue and white. Texture unidentified. Fight It depicts in the forest between pioneers and indigenous. In the foreground to the left of center, half-length back man wielding rifle against the indigenous who are in front of more in the background. He wears plaid shirt in lilac and violet tones, seeing it early blue pants. On the right snake curled up and behind, big snake head, stretched to the left. On the left, goat which sees half of the body. Further down, another man wielding rifle, kneeling on one leg and profile to the right. In a clearing, crowd of indigenous, especially a front, pointing to a headless man tied upside down on tree trunk. Throughout the composition, tree trunks and ground represented with rectangular and irregular geometric shapes.


  • Title: The Indians
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15 x h19.2cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:kid, Nature:landscape:forest, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom left edge "PORTINARI 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4448
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: On reverse, stamps from the exhibition in Milan and the Ministério da Educação e Cultura; inscription "[illegible]slováquia”
  • Function: Illustration no. 11 for the book “A selva,” by Ferreira de Castro
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3440

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