Composition in black tones, white, gray, green, earthy, red and blue. Written and printed forms with black and colored ink with gouache accents. Boys releasing balloons in the Brodoswki Square with armed circus. In the foreground, from the left to the right: part about juxtaposed wooden stakes, small tuft plant, three dashes on the diagonal on the right to on the left and front to back and long tree with sparse branches. In the background, on the left, round circus armed, looking to the right two boys with the largest holding a balloon. In the third plane, on the left, approximately diagonally from the left to the right and front to the bottom where it meets another around which crosses the horizon. To the right you can see the little church of Saint Anthony and the sky, some balloons flying.


  • Title: Circus
  • Date: 1942
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h25cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:circus, Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:flying balloons, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: dry point , gouache
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2008
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1687

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