Composition in blue, green tones, ochre, red, black, earthy, purple and lilac. Smooth texture with grid expansion for dividing the area of ​​support. Schematic Composition, mass predominating color, representing six figures within a vessel. The boat takes up almost the entire support area, finding himself inside on the left standing figure of suggestion, leaning on one that would be sitting, resting on the edge of the boat. The on the left of center, in front, figure leaning over the sea, behind figure standing in front with open arms and upward. The center on the right, another figure in the same position. The on the right vessel with a final figure also open arms but horizontally. All suggesting the blue-green sea, and in the foreground, you see purple area suggesting darker water.


  • 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: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h17cm 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: gouache , lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5259
  • Notes: Support affixed to Bristol board.
  • Inscription: Grid for enlargement over the composition.. At top and bottom edges, inscription "Festival da Mocidade Sul-Americana – S. Paulo, 6 a 13 fev. 1955”; at lateral edges, "Festival de la Juventud Sudamericana – S. Paulo, 6 a 13 febr. 1955.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “The Quieted Storm” [FCO 3196]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3373

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