Composition in ochre, yellow, white, orange, green, blue, rose, and gray earthy. Smooth, slightly thicker and marked brushstrokes. Color design for Peace panel in geometrized composition groups, children and animals. In the lower third, from the left to the right: two girls one facing the other, jumping hopscotch; two boys jumping carrion; Bumba-meu-boi with the profile horse to the left and the twisted head back toward the front man with his arms raised; boy planting banana and a little behind, boy sitting on the floor and a man walking in front with brimmed hat carrying a child on his shoulders. Behind these It depicts, from the left to the right: two boys planting banana; seesaw with a child on each end of which the on the right is at the top; horse front with two figures seated with his legs to the left; and boy face with lamb on his shoulders. Behind the seesaw, two goats facing one another with their forepaws raised as if playing. In the central third on the left, group of children with the defined heads and facial features indicated. On the right another defined group. In the lower third of the on the left to the right: two children, standing in profile to the right and the other sitting on a swing; 3/4 white horse facing right; two figures pounding rice in front of a table and on top another boy sitting on a swing, front; Scarecrow and another child swinging almost profile to the left. The geometrical areas interfere in FIGS.


  • Title: Peace
  • Date: 1954
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w92 x h137.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Bumba-meu-boi, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:swing, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:hopscotch, Nature:Animals:kid, Nature:Animals:horse, human figure:figure, human figure:group
  • Technique: oil , tempera
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 954"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3171
  • Notes: Support affixed to wood, with irregularly shaped top edge.
  • Inscription: Inscription in bottom right corner "MAQUETE DEFINITIVA "PAZ” MURAL 14mx10m PARA A O.N.U. NOVA YORK”. On reverse, inscriptions "2”, "12”, "m 60/151 nº 109”, "1” and "14 x 1,65”; stamps "Ministério da Educação e Cultura Museu Nacional de Belas Artes Autorizo o Embarque Geraldo de M [illegible] Rio de Janeiro Brasil”, "Serviço de Exportação Alfândega do Rio de Janeiro” [initials] and "Madeirit [illegible]”; label "Maison de la Pensée Française 2. Rue de L’Elysée Paris – VIIIº – La Paix”.
  • Function: Small-scale color sketch for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3263

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