Composition in ochre, blue, white, gray, yellow, and black earthy. Smooth and rough texture. Boy with sheep back against barren lanscape in the background, taking up almost the entire area of ​​the composition. The boy is standing, facing, face no defined facial features, slightly tilted down, wear shirt and pants rolled up to just below the knees; legs slightly bent and apart, and the on the left is in profile to the right, arms folded on the chest holding the bent legs of a sheep, which is around your neck, head on the left. Background with the horizon at the time of half of the boy's legs, finding himself on the left hill. Geometrized shadow areas in figure and behind it.


  • Title: Boy with Sheep
  • Creator Lifespan: 1903-12-29 - 1962-12-06
  • Creator Nationality: Brazilian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Creator Birth Place: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Date: 1953
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w26 x h46cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:sheep, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom left corner "PORTINARI 953"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1206
  • Inscription: On reverse, labels from Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo and Bienal de São Paulo; label and stamp with no. 52 from the exhibition in Milan.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3240

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