Composition in blue tones, earthy, ochre, yellow, red, rose, white and black. Some contour lines, color compact areas and transparencies. Occupying the whole area of ​​the composition, sailing at sea, viewed from the side and five men on deck. In the foreground we see the sea, part of the boat's hull and on the right of center, man leaning over the boat's railing with both hands touching the water. It wears red suit with half sleeve and has black hair falling toward the water and covering his face. Tied on the railing at regular intervals, three tips of thick ropes. In the background, figures distributed on the deck, looking up to the left a man sitting, wearing yellow dress with blue accents and a man standing in profile to the left, wearing red clothes. On the left of center, a man who appears to be Jesus Christ, standing, facing, with open arms, black hair and beard, wearing light blue suit. On the right man standing in profile to the left, wearing robes in earthy tone. On the right, details of booms candles. In the third level, on the left and on the right candles in ochre, billowing. Blue sea.


  • Title: The Quieted Storm
  • 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: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h15cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: religious:religious scenes:calming the storm, human figure:figure, human figure:group
  • Technique: watercolor, gouache , lead pencil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2327
  • Notes: Support affixed to white cardboard.
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication at bottom edge of cardboard to which work is affixed "Para Vera e Paulo, com o abraço de Portinari 1954”
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “The Quieted Storm” [FCO 3196]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3257

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