Composition in yellow tones, earthy, ochre, gray, blue, red, violet and white. Rapid lines. Representation boy standing in front with legs apart and hands on face, occupying almost the entire area of ​​the composition. He has curly hair in dark tone, covers his face with both hands, in which holds a drapery that seems to be stuck at the waist, leaving the bottom of the half-naked body, with apparent and legs are bare. All background filled with rapid lines in yellow.


  • Title: Orphan Boy
  • Date: 1956
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.5 x h42.3cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:war, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: color crayon
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 5279
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom left corner "Para o [illegible] amigo Shneirson [sic] Portinari 56”
  • Function: Study for the panel “War” [FCO 3799]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3897

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