Saturday, December 28, 2013

76. Berardo Collection Museum

A Metro ride then a tram takes me to the Belem Centro Cultural Centre - a huge complex covering 6 acres completed in 1997 and housing a Conference Centre, Entertainment Complex and Exhibition Halls. My destination here is the Berardo Collection Museum.

This large museum of modern and contemporary art - inaugurated in 2007 and housed on two floors - takes the viewer on a diverse journey of the art movements from the early 20th century to present day.

 
Pelas Janelas - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso - Portugal - oils - 1914
 
Balance - Francis Picabia - France - oils - 1918
 
Guitar, Chair and Shapes - Clement-Serveau - France - oils - 1925  
 
Constructive - Joaquin Torres-Garcia - Uruguay - oils - 1929
 
Figure a la bougle - Joan Miro - Spain - oils - 1925
 
 
Lunguanda Yembe - Wilfredo Lam - Cuba - oils - 1938
 
Magnetic Mountain - Kurt Seligmann - USA - oils - 1949
 
White Aphrodisiac Telephone - Salvador Dali - Spain - 1936
 
Café Man Ray - Man Ray - USA - mixed media - 1944
 
 
Gallery Guard on his I-Phone !!!
 
Attic View - Francis Gruber - France - oils - 1946
 
Donna Sdralata - Emilio Greco - Italy - bronze - 1951
 
Standing Figure - Kenneth Armitage - UK - bronze - 1954
 
Marquette for Teddy Boy and Girl - Lynn Chadwick - UK - ferro iron - 1954
 
Together - Lynn Chadwick - UK - ferro iron - 1957
 
Head - Jackson Pollock - USA - oils - 1939
 
Lucky Seven - Joan Mitchell - USA - oils - 1962
 
 
Composition - Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva - France - oils - 1948 
 
Peinture - Pierre Soulages - France - oils - 1963 

Presenza N5V - Emilio Vedova - Italy - oils - 1959 
 
Composition - Gunther Uecker - Germany - painted nails - 1963 
 
Oedipus and the Sphinx - Francis Bacon - UK - oils - 1983
... apologies for the reflexions in the glass ... 
 
Two Nudes - Philip Sylvio Pearlistein - USA - oils - 1963 
 
Royal Tide, Dawn - Louise Nevelson - Ukraine - painted wood - 1964
 
 
Picture Emphasizing Stillness - David Hockney - UK - oils -1962
 
Man Playing Snooker - Derek Boshier - UK - oils - 1961
 
Man and Woman - Alex Katz - USA - oils - 1960
 
Mirror - Roy Lichtenstein - USA - oils - 1971
 
 
144th Travertine Integer - Carl Andre - USA - stone blocks - 1985
 
Jose Berardo - Julio Pomar - Portugal - oils - 2004 
 
Abstract Painting - Gerhard Richter - Germany - oils - 1987
 
Let me fix my earing first - Sue Williams - USA - acrylics - 1997
 
Wasting my time with you - Juliao Sarmento - Portugal - mixed media - 1991
 
door to the mens !!!
 
door to the womens !!!
 
Black Spray - Alexander Calder - USA - metal mobile - 1956

A perfect gallery with wonderfully curated artworks and very few people to tread on my toes while I wandered and absorbed - a joy to spend a couple of hours with ... next blog posting we'll stay in Belem and I'll take you somewhere totally different ...