Composition unidentified tones. Texture unidentified. It depicts two boys playing on swing against geometrized background. The balance is represenrtado the suggestion of rectangular board and each boy is sitting at one end. Both are facing and have represented facial features, wear shorts, short-sleeved shirts and are barefoot. In the foreground, boy sitting on the edge of the wood, occupying the bottom of the support, has bent and legs apart, hands on his thighs and head turned to the left. Above him, sitting at the other end of the seesaw, suggesting boy be in the air, occupying the top of the composition. He's with his legs and arms outstretched, head forward, and has defined facial features. Geometrized background in darker shades on top.


  • Title: Swing
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w101.6 x h168cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:swing, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 59"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 4672
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4450

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