Composition in black and white. Fast contour lines and some shaded. It depicts depicting groups of people and animals. In the foreground on the left, group of people taking to the front, woman outline kneeling with child in her arms, and in the center, another figure standing with dead child in his arms. On the right, three dogs together and profile horse to the left. In the background, only four groups being drafted that stands out on the left, a profile horse to the right. On the third level, three more groups, especially to the left, shown lowered over a body lying on the ground. On the left side edge, out of the design limit, man serving figure range.


  • Title: War
  • 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: 1952
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w50 x h70cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal, social:war, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:woman
  • Technique: lead pencil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 325
  • Inscription: On reverse, authentication and inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 9” and "Nº 462”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3177

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