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Metamorphosis (1964) – Bridget Riley (1931)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon, Portugal Material : Emulsion on Wood BIOGRAPHY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia MovementOp art Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE (born 24 April 1931 in Norwood, London) is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of Op art.[1] She currently lives and works in London, Cornwall and the…

“La bibliothèque en feu” (Painting by Vieira da Silva)

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, Lisbon, Portugal Material:Oil on canvas Collection: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Inv.: 79PE96 ABOUT THE WORK In this work, Vieira da Silva addresses one of her favourite themes, that of the library. From early on in her career, various subjects periodically re-emerge – though in different forms rather than as part of…

Peter Paul Rubens (detail)

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio…

Azalées blanches en pot (C Monet – W 929)

Huile sur toile, 50 x 37 cm, 1885 (W 929). Panneau de la partie inférieure gauche de la porte B du salon de Durand-Ruel (cf. D Wildenstein). Merci Michelangelo pour la photo : www.flickr.com/photos/47934977@N03/10152405113/in/photost… Posted by >photopoésie on 2010-04-07 21:45:54

Paris Café -Jeu de Cartes (1908-1910) – Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1897 – 1918)

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Museu do Chiado), MNAC, Lisbon, Portugal BIOGRAPHY Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso moved to Paris in 1906. He was 19 and wanted to continue the studies in architecture that he had begun in Lisbon. The vibrancy of the Parisian artistic milieu radically affected his destiny, leading him onto the path of painting.…

———Metallic Vibrations (Mechanical Geometric Splendor) (c.1915/1916) – Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1897-1918)

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Museu do Chiado), MNAC, Lisbon, Portugal Material : Oil on canvas Collection: Private BIOGRAPHY Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso moved to Paris in 1906. He was 19 and wanted to continue the studies in architecture that he had begun in Lisbon. The vibrancy of the Parisian artistic milieu radically affected his destiny,…

Femme dans un fauteuil (Métamorphose) (1929) – Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Berardo Collection, Centro Cultural de Belem, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal Materials : Oil on canvas BIOGRAPHY Spanish expatriate Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, as well as the co-creator of Cubism. Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso’s gargantuan full name, which honors a…