Composition in black, white and gray tones. Contour lines and shading. Figure child occupying almost the entire area support against white background. The boy is extremely thin, is standing in front, with the head turned slightly to the left. It has face revealing sad expression. wear straw hat with "X" in front, great clothes for your size: short-sleeved shirt and shorts and is barefoot. It has extremely long on the right arm along the body with hand entrecerrada almost knee bent and on the left holding a vertical rod. The legs are straight and parallel and spaced feet at the ends and lying on her heels. Behind the figure, black spots and gray shadows suggesting projection.


  • Title: Boy from Brodowski
  • Date: 1946
  • Location Created: Brodowski, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w46 x h100cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:Northeastern migrant, human figure:child:boy
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "Portinari 946"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 2530
  • Function: Children of Brodowski Series
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-2473

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