Composition in ochre, yellow, earthy, violet, gray, green, black, red, blue and white. Thick and rough texture. Composition representing mulatto boy bust, with paper hat, occupying the entire height of the support, against background in geometrical areas. The boy faces with slightly fallen head to the left. The paper hat wear is clear and covers almost her entire forehead. His face is round, has very large round eyes, upturned nose, lips were parted suggesting, seeing themselves of the teeth. It has long neck and wears red shirt and violet. Background in geometrical areas in shades of yellow and greenish ochre, and behind the head and the boy's shoulders there are two areas where more intense tone, suggesting be projected shadows.


  • Title: Boy from Brodowski
  • Date: 1947
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h55cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 1947"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3725
  • Inscription: On stretcher, inscriptions "85” and "G.A.M. 7445”; label "MUSEI DEL COMUNE DI MILANO GALERIA ARTE MODERNA AUTORE PORTINARI TITOLO ‘Ragazza Mulatta’ PROV. Dono del Museu d’Arte de S. Paulo del Brasile (1953) Cat. nº 7445".
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2538

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