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Small book and autograph by Candido Portinari (1956)

Small book and autograph by Candido Portinari (1956)

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Booklet "War and Peace", signed by the painter Candido Portinari, on the occasion of the delivery of the panel at the UN, in New-York.

Booklet "War and Peace", signed by Candido Portinari, on the occasion that the famous panel was presented to the UN headquarters, in New York. In Portuguese. 24 pages. 20 cm x 26 cm. 1956. Medium condition: the cover has a stain and two corners are torn; inside the booklet, the condition is good. Single piece.

Candido Portinari (1903 - 1962) was the Brazilian painter to achieve greater international fame; he is considered one of the most important artists in the country. He painted many works, from standard proportions such as "O Lavrador de Café" to gigantic murals, such as the panels "Guerra e Paz".

Portinari spent two years in Paris, far from his roots. This trip brought him closer to Brazil and awakened a deeper social interest in him. In the 1940s, when visiting MoMa, in New York, where he exhibits, Candido Portinari was impressed by a work that profoundly changed his style: "Guernica", by Pablo Picasso.

Among his most famous works, the "War and Peace" panels that the artist painted between 1953 and 1956 stand out. In 2010, after 53 years, Candido Portinari's son managed to return the work to Brazil during the UN reform. The panels, measuring 14 mx 12 m, represented an enormous amount of work for Portinari, who was sick, and wanted to send a message of peace. It was his last and most important work, which makes this document something special.

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