The War and Peace Project - Portinari's War and Peace (studies)- UNIFOR, Fortaleza


The War and Peace by Portinari (studies)' exhibition was displayed at University of Fortaleza (Unifor) from October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013. During this period, approximately fifty original preparatory studies for the War and Peace panels were exhibited alongside historical documents such as letters, newspaper clippings and photographs detailing the creation of the monumental works donated by the Brazilian government to the United Nations headquarters in New York in 1956.

The exhibition also included exciting audiovisual content, highlighting the Carroussel Raisonné as the centerpiece. This feature offered a comprehensive view of Portinari's diversity and creativity, something the painter himself never had the opportunity to witness. Using innovative projection technology, the system presented the painter's complete oeuvre, made up of more than five thousand pieces, organized chronologically, over nine hours of uninterrupted projection.

The Educational Program complemented the exhibition experience with fun activities, including games, workshops and storytelling. These initiatives sought to involve children in creating a culture of peace, using knowledge about Portinari's life, work and thinking as an inspirational tool.