FCO-5434

Children’s GamesSmall-scale color sketch

c.1944

code

FCO-5434

CR Number

2299

dimensions

98 x 37 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

oil

Artwork Surface

canvas
Mentions
Mentioned By 2
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Children’s Games
Description
Composition in blue tones, green, ochre, earthy, red, gray, white and black. Texture unidentified. Representation with several children playing It depicts, distributed throughout the composition. The figures are not represented facial features and some of the bodies are mixed with the irregular geometrism background. On the left, in the foreground, profile horse to the left, with child riding on his back, the body slightly tilted to the right; behind him, a boy playing kind of horn, sitting in profile to the right floor with legs stretched forward. Here are two guys sitting on the floor using paper hat; behind them, two boys jumping carrion; more to the center, big wheel, formed by several children, and in its midst, a girl with blindfolded, playing blind man's buff; on the right of center, three children on his back, knees, turned slightly to the left; on the right, in the foreground, boy lying on the floor with his head to the left and the feet to the right; behind him, boys playing in seesaw that goes to the bottom where the boy on the highest part of the toy, with open arms; side of the seesaw, one more suggestion to the child. In the background, on the right, cue the walls of a building and any background color irregular geometric shapes that are confused with other figures of children.
Related Event 8
Related Document 4
Artwork Function
Small-scale color sketchArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Small-scale color sketch for the mural painting “Children’s Games” [FCO 1760]
Art Form
PaintingArtFormType
Art Medium
oilArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
canvasArtworkSurfaceType
Height
37
Width
98
Annotation
Signed at bottom left edge "PORTINARI". Undated
Annotation Exhibition
On reverse, inscription "José Leite Em 4 de Abril de 1946”; stamp from the French customs house. On stretcher, labels from Galerie Charpentier and Galeria Bonino; stamp from Mirante das Artes.

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