Composition in green, ochre, orange, earthy, gray, yellow, black and white. Smooth texture, rough in the figures, parallel incisions probably made with the brush of the cable, marked strokes. Composition representing two boys jumping cell or carrion, occupying the center and on the left side of the composition against geometrized background in green tones, ochre and orange. The boy who is down is standing, facing with the slightly arched body forward as the head; face without defined facial features and dark hair. It has the slightly bent down and arms, splayed hands next to each other and separated legs bent and bare feet standing a profile to the right and the other to the left. Wears light clothing in green-gray tones with the pants at the knees and sleeves rolled up shirt, textured by parallel lines. On it, jumping in the air, you see the other boy, from the front, with wide open arms and legs, head, face without indicated facial features and dark hair. Wears clothes with the same characteristics of the previous and also has bare feet. The fund is composed of overlapping geometrical areas in shades of green, ochre and orange.


  • Title: Youngsters Playing Leapfrog
  • Date: 1958
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w72.5 x h59.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:leapfrog, human figure:group:children
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Unsigned and undated
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2992
  • Inscription: On back of frame, stamp "Goya DECORAÇÕES BARON PORNALI Augusta, 2191 Loja 4” [twice]. On reverse, inscriptions "1A”, "3”, "1” and "73-60”.
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4314

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