Composition in blue tones, yellow, black, red ochre, rose and white. Quickly dashed with few contour lines. Boy playing diabolo in treeless lanscape and mountains in the background. The figure is standing in the center of the composition with open legs and arms apart. Safe in each hand one of the diabolo sticks. The boy is with the head turned upward, has the poorly defined facial features and clothing represented by quick dash graphite on blue background. Ground broken yellow, giving idea of ​​flat ground in perspective for background. On the horizon, representing three small hills.


  • Title: Boy with Diabolo
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.5 x h21cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:peace, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:diabolo, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: lead pencil , colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed at bottom right edge "Portinari". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2611
  • Inscription: On reverse, inscription "1082”; label from Ao Colarinho de Madeira framing house.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3676

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