Composition in black, earthy, blue and ochre. Rapid lines, dashed parallel and shading. Two kids playing, supported on its hind legs in the center of the stand area. Animals are face to face, the on the left back, slightly off to the right, toward the other animal faces, slightly turned to the left. Both have dashed bodies of which the on the left has black spots and the on the right has a shaded brown belly and head raised. Plain background ochre tone support.


  • Title: Two Kids
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16 x h29cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, Nature:Animals:kid
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3764
  • Notes: Support affixed to cardboard.
  • Inscription: Signed in dedication at bottom right "Para Bia e Afonso, com a amisade [sic] e carinho de Portinari set 961”. Dated in inscription at bottom left "Paz 55”
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3666

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