FCO-5885

Flying Kites

[1941]

code

FCO-5885

CR Number

4958

dimensions

50.9 x 38.2 cm

Art Form

Painting

Art Medium

tempera

Artwork Surface

cardboard

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Title
Flying Kites
Description
Composition of earthy tones, blue, green, white, black, red, green, yellow and ochre. Smooth texture. Boys flying kites in open field field. Seven boys scattered from the front to the back, hands raised, as if they were holding the lines of the kites. The first boy is on the left of center, and wears shirt with blue polka dots. The boy on the left is ¾ facing right and wears jersey with red polka dots and the child wears the on the rightmost shirt with yellow polka dots. The other four boys wear all white clothes. They have defined facial features and have the volumes of heads and bodies defined by dark masses. Shadows represented to the right of the figures. Stones scattered on the floor in the foreground. The kites are in colors: two tone red, one yellow, one blue and one green. On the right, small trunks, diagonally from the front to the bottom and from the left to the right. Delimiting the clearing field, about lower trunks, diagonally on the left corner and straight from the left to the right. Behind the fence, green field with hint of flowers on the left. Clear Sky on the horizon, fading to the top, staying in dark blue.
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Notes Certificate
Portinari Project Certificate of Authenticity no. 920.
Previous Collection
Sotheby'sCollection
Height
38.2
Width
50.9
Annotation
Signed and dated at bottom right corner "PORTINARI 1941"

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