Composition in black tones, white, blue, red and yellow. Parallel lines, winding, colored areas and scraped effects. Composition representing boy dressed in frame Bumba-meu-boi, occupying almost the entire support area against white background. The boy is in profile to the left and to the front of face. wear hat appearing to be of bandit and has indicated facial features. He is dressed in horse frame Bumba-meu-boi is also in profile to the left and that suggests that straw, forming geometric patterns similar to indigenous works. The boy stands with legs apart and wears flip-flops. White background, looking up, on the right, circle suggesting sun.


  • Title: Bumba-Meu-Boi
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w10.2 x h15.2cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:popular celebrations:Bumba-meu-boi, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: lead pencil , color crayon, sepia , India ink brush
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "PORTINARI" and initialed at bottom right "C.P.". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 3743
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4475

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