Wednesday, December 18, 2013

71. Museo del Chiado

Today I’ll take you on a visit to the Museo del Chiado – The National Museum of Contemporary Art. This collection of fine art was started in 1911 and then in 1994 opened in its current location, a renovated part of the old Convent of São Francisco (Saint Francis), a building of mediaeval origins.

 

The museum covers the period from 1850 to present day, with works by foremost Portuguese artists of the period. It is reputed to hold the best collection of Portuguese painting and sculpture from the Romanticism, Naturalism and Modern periods, and going on what I viewed today, I think the reputation is well deserved.
 
The Farewell - Antonio Jose Patricio - oils - 1858
 
Eva - Tomas Costa - marble - 1891
 
Love and Psyche - Jose Veloso Salgado - oils - 1891
 
Today is Sunday and admission to the museum is free in the morning but even so I have the museum to all myself most of the time – bliss – apart of course from the ever present gallery guards who, for want of something better to do, followed me from chamber to chamber !!!
Cattle Crossing - Joao Cristino da Silva - oils - 1867 
 
A vulva - Antonio Teixeira Lopes - marble - 1893
 
 
 
Portrait of Viscountess de Meneses - Luis de Meneses - oils - 1862
 
Water Carrier from Coimbra - Miguel Angelo Lupi - oils - 1879
 
Coming back from the market - Antonio Carvalho da Silva Porta - oils 1886
 
The Hemps - Joao Vaz - oil on wood - 1897
 
Celebrating S. Martinho - Jose Malhoa - oils - 1907
 
Mistress Elisa Leech - Antonio Soares dos Reic - marble - 1887
 
Praia das Macas - Jose Malhoa - oils - 1918
 
The Undines - Adriano de Sousa Lopes - oils - 1908
 
Head - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso - oil on cardboard - 1913 
 
The Rebellion of the Dolls - Eduardo Viana - oils - 1918
 
Bust do Pintor Manuel Jardim - Francisco Franco - bronze - 1921 
 
The Blue Blouse - Antonio de Sousa Lopez - oils - 1925
 
Draughts - Abel Manta - oils - 1927
 
Adam and Eve - Ernesto Vanto da Maia - painted terracotta - 1929
 
Nude - Eduardo Viana - oils - 1925
 
Mares in Herds - Dordio Gomes - oils - 1929
 
Self-Portrait - Mario Eloy - oils - 1936
 
Lisbon - Carlos Botlho - oils - 1937
 
Movement - Teresa Arriaga - oil on Playtex - 1952
 
Mower - Julio Pomar - oils - 1945
 
Lusting Aurora - Candido Costa Pinto - oils on plywood - 1942 
 
Personagens Preciosas - Fernando de Azevedo - oils on cardboard - 1950
 
 
untitled - Jorge Vieira - terracotta - 1954
 
Dans la Plage - Jose Escada - cut plastic - 1968
 
The Lovers - Rolando Sa Nogueira - oils and collage on wood - 1965
 
untitled - Joao Vieira - acrylics - 1972
 
Deep - Antonio Sena - acrylics - 1975
 
 
Let's visit a castle next !!! ...