Composition in ochre, earthy, blue, white, green, gray and red. Rough texture. Children playing in open field with houses and trees in the background. In the center of the composition, group of children playing back, legs apart and arms raised, forming a perspective down to the bottom. They are facing a small cow and a ball which are, respectively, in the middle and on the left of the group. In the background, to the left, another child mounted on a white horse, galloping toward the group. On the right, a house with only one door. Terrain represented by stripes in shades of ochre and brown, with effect of cast shadows. On the horizon, center set of houses with sparse trees behind, with the tallest trees on the left and lower on the right. Blue sky with thick clouds.


  • Title: Brodowski
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h65.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:soccer, Nature:Animals:horse, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 58"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1429
  • Inscription: On back of frame, inscription "Portinary 1 mold. nº 8”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4301

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