Boys with Balloons

Candido Portinari1951-12-08

Projeto Portinari

Projeto Portinari
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composition in blue tones, earthy, red, green, gray, yellow and white. Smooth texture. Four boys dropping balloons rising in treeless lanscape with hills in the background. On track in reddish earthy tone that is clearing ground, four boys back with arms up and legs apart. The central figure stands out, later, dressed in red. On the left, two figures in perspective to the bottom, the first dressed in green. On the right, another boy in the same direction of the second, blue dress. On the ground, pieces of cut trunks and on the left two high stakes. At the top ten colorful oval balloons at different times. Blue-green sky clearing up the skyline where you see hills in the distance.

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  • Title: Boys with Balloons
  • Date: 1951-12-08
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w45.5 x h26.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:flying balloons, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right edge "PORTINARI 951 8-XII"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1476
  • Inscription: On stretcher, label "156/67 LUIZ MARIO CORREA FREYSLEBEN”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3030