Composition in black and white. Winding and shaded contour lines defining contrasting volume in the background. Boy holding a ball, occupying the full area of ​​support. The boy is sitting on a kind of bench, front, 3/4 torso and head in profile to the left. It has both hands resting on a ball that is on your on the right on top of where you are sitting. His head is oval shaped, prominent ago with a black shadow that surrounds. Representation little hair, broad forehead, straight nose and serious face. Wears long sleeve shirt, shorts and is barefoot. The laundry is indicated by thin strokes and effects of light and dark print which you move. The bank where the boy is sitting is an intense black, like a shadow behind the head, contrasting with the light background.


  • Title: Boy from Brodowski
  • Date: 1946
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w50 x h94cm 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 at bottom right edge "Portinari 946"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1454
  • Inscription: On reverse, label from Casa Montmartre Jorge.
  • Function: Children of Brodowski Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2465

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