Composition in black and white. Draft rapid lines. It depicts the on the left, formed men suggesting a profile battalion to the right, looking rifles are aiming toward a smaller and confused group that is the on the right of the composition. In the center between the two groups, a man standing back to back, holding a sword in his on the right hand, he suggests, by its prominent position, to be the commander of the troops. At the bottom, horizontal lines and square outlines define what should be a building.

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  • Title: The Unexpected
  • Date: 1944
  • Location Created: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17 x h11.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:group:men
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1335
  • Function: Sketch for the drawing “The Unexpected” [FCO 1298]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2221