Composition in gray tones, earthy, ochre, green, red, yellow, blue, black and white. Smooth texture. Field lanscape or outside Brodowski with two boys flying a kite. Composition with path diagonally from the left to the right toward the bottom of the composition. Illusion of sharp perspective. In the foreground, center, boy standing on his back, arms raised above his head, as if to reach sheer red kite. Has brown hair, wear long sleeve shirt with white background and red diamonds outlined in black and shorts in shades of gray. He is standing at the center path which extends in a curve toward the horizon. On the left, tall tree with thick trunk and a little pantry. Near the tree in the ground, undergrowth. On the right suggestion of shrubs and vegetation covering small rise. In the background, on the right of center, sketched boy, in profile standing to the left, black hair, arms raised above her head, wearing white clothes. Above him, sheer blue kite. In the background, open, extension of the way, the horizon and sky dimmed gray and ochre, with suggested clouds. Floor in shades earthy, ochre and gray.


  • Title: Brodowski
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w55.5 x h46cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:flying kites, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated in bottom right corner "PORTINARI 1942"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1862
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1604

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