Composition in ochre, earthy, green, red, orange, yellow, blue, white, rose and gray. Smooth texture. Group of boys playing football seeing to the bottom square, church and houses of Brodowski. In the foreground, on the floor with red rectangles and squares in ochre and green, fourteen boys in various positions playing football. Facial features of the boys are not represented. In the background, the center pole sees high cross-shaped; on the right building that resembles small church or chapel in gray and green tones with roof ochre hue. In the background, on the left, tall trees like cypresses; the center houses set with trees behind; on the right outlined trees. Heaven represented in blue with white clouds.


  • Title: Soccer
  • Date: 1958-02-22
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w26.8 x h35.2cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:soccer, Nature:landscape:Brodowski, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 897
  • Inscription: Signed and dated in dedication in bottom left corner "22 FEVEREIRO 58 PARA O QUERIDO MEM, ESTA BRODOWSKI, NO DIA DE SEU ANIVERSARIO PORTINARI”. On back of frame, inscription "Portinary 1 mold. nº 8 B”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4300

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