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Composition in gray tones, ochre, blue, earthy, violet, green, black and white. Smooth texture and marked brushstrokes. Composition representing three cats and hiena, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the support against geometrized background. In the foreground, three cats front, one behind the other in slightly diagonal line on the left to the right. The three are standing with the head horizontal and the open jaw canine out. All three have stocky body with long legs, looking up the claws out, and the one who is ahead is with the on the left paw raised. In the background, behind the beasts, profile on the left hyena, with part of the covered back, seeing mainly the long neck and teeth out. Ground and background defined by large geometric areas, juxtaposed, creating perspective printing.

Details

  • Title: Wild Beasts
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w220 x h150cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:wild animal, Nature:Animals:hyena, social:war
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3724
  • Notes: Support is waterproofed plywood made of cedar from a ship, spliced vertically, the height of one section being 51cm and the other 99cm.
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription "FERAS 2,24 x 1,54 nº 1 PORTINARI”; stamps "PARIS EXPOSITIONS DOUANES” and "MINISTERIO DA EDUCAÇÃO E CULTURA MUSEU NACIONAL DE BELAS ARTES AUTORIZO O EMBARQUE [initials] 23-5-958 RIO DE JANEIRO – BRASIL”; labels "MUSEI DEL COMUNE DI MILANO PINACOTECA G.A.M. AUTORE PORTINARI CANDIDO TITOLO ‘Belve’ PROV: DONO Ing. Luraghi nel 1963 cat. Nº 7831" and "MAISON DE LA PENSÉE FRANÇAISE 2, RUE DE L’ELYSÉE PARIS – VII e 7 – BETES SAUVAGES”; inscriptions "55” and "2,24 x 1.54 1/2”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3646

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