Composition in black and white. Fast and shaded lines obtained by strokes. It depicts five boys playing football. In the foreground, three boys: the first to the left, in profile to the right, the second in the center of the back and the third little further back also back. In the background, in the center, a ball and two boys on the right front. The figures are only outlined and some shaded parts. At the bottom, horizontal line with vertical strokes suggesting around and on the left, building suggestion.


  • Title: Playing Soccer...
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.5 x h15.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:soccer, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: India ink pen , India ink brush
  • Signature: Initialed at bottom right "CP". Undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2833
  • Inscription: On reverse, label "MOLWAL molduras”.
  • Function: Illustration for the article “A vida e a obra de Portinari,” by A. de Barros Carvalho
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1079


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