Composition in blue, ochre, rose, white and earthy tones. Rough and smooth texture, marked strokes. Representation of two boys outdoors playing leapfrog and against the background of the open, the horizon, hills, blue sky and moon overhead. In the foreground, in the center, two boys facing forward, one on the floor, the other in the air. The one that has is feet on the ground is slightly turned to the left, down as if sitting, hands on his knees and barefoot. The other boy is represented at the exact moment of leaping over his friend. He faces forward, with legs and arms outstretched, open hands and head tilted slightly down. Floor in ochre tones with horizontal and diagonal parallel strokes. In the background, the hill to the left and, on the right, skyline, light blue sky and a half moon in the upper on the left corner.


  • Title: Boys Playing Leapfrog
  • Date: 1957
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w64.5 x h53.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Brazilian Culture:children's games:play:leapfrog, Nature:landscape:field, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group
  • Technique: oil
  • Signature: Signed and dated at bottom right "PORTINARI 57"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1824
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4227

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