Portinari: Painter of the People

The life and art of one of Brazil's most celebrated artists

In collaboration with

Projeto Portinari
MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis ChateaubriandMuseu Nacional de Belas ArtesPinacoteca de São PauloMuseus Castro MayaEma Klabin Foundation

Who was Candido Portinari?

The Brazilian artist who captured the heart of the people

Portinari through time

What's your favorite period?

Discover the masterpieces

Experts give you immersive tours of some of Portinari's most famous paintings

The artworks, up close

Zoom into the hidden details

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"I'm going to paint Palaninho, I'm going to paint those people with those clothes and that coloring..."Candido Portinari, in a letter to a friend

The colors of Portinari

Pick your favorite color and see how Portinari painted with it

How he captured the colors of Brazil

Portinari rejected the European academy to recapture his roots

Spotlight on: Portinari's peace project

The two spectacular panels installed at the UN headquarters in New York proved fatal

Inside the creative process

Explore his drawings and studies

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Beyond the canvas

From poetry to illustration: Portinari's different mediums

Portinari across borders

How one of the top names in Modernism was exhibited in the top galleries around the world

His life and times

What is Projeto Portinari?

Projeto Portinari: 40 years

Get to know the institution preserving Portinari's legacy

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