Composition in ochre, yellow, blue, earthy, black and white. Texture unidentified. It depicts boy with kite in hand, occupying almost the entire support height. The boy is with the profile body to the right and head up, kneeling on the right leg, the foot stretched to the left and on the left leg bent with the foot flat on the floor and both arms raised to the right. Holds in his on the right hand a yellow kite by Rabiola and on the left hand line cram the kite. The boy has dark complexion, facial features suggested, wears checkered shirt in blue tones and blue pants rolled up. Floor range in orange tone. Background behind the rectangular figure in gray tone and the rest of the support, yellow tones.


  • Title: Boy with Kite
  • Date: 1955
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w49.5 x h61cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:toys:kite, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI RIO 55"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4809
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3450

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