Composition in shades rose, orange, blue, yellow, green, white, ochre, red, gray and black. Smooth and rough texture. Children playing on swing It depicts, in the Plaza de Brodowski with geometrized background. Figures and houses are overlapping in some areas by geometric shapes. The boys seem to be suspended in The scene being viewed from a third of the support height. The floor occupies a third of the support, in reddish and orange tones. On the left boy sitting in coltado balance to the right, holding the swing ropes with both hands, legs straight forward, wears blue and yellow blouse pants. Ahead of boy on the right, sitting in profile swing to the left, with straight legs, seems to wear brown pants and white shirt. In the center, above the support, boy sitting in the front swing, identified only by the legs lifted up. It depicts background with houses reminding Brodowski. Fund all geometrized.


  • Title: Boys Swinging
  • Date: 1960
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:swing, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 60"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 6049
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-5017

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