Composition in black and white. Line contours and shadows marked by dark areas. Composition representing children releasing balloons. In the foreground, on the left, crouching figure, in profile to the right, holding in front of a balloon. More to the right, two boys standing back, looking in the direction of four balloons in heaven. In the background, on the left, square fire.


  • Title: Flying Balloons...
  • Date: 1939
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w17 x h15.5cm 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: India ink pen , India ink brush
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4350
  • Function: Illustration for the article “A vida e a obra de Portinari,” by A. de Barros Carvalho
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-1082

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