I am particularly happy to have managed to break a seemingly paralysing routine, one I have allowed to take over me and my cultural needs lately. I finally ventured into Gulbenkian Museum and strolled around several exhibit rooms admiring some of the well know works of Art by painters and sculptors I had already seen before but also getting to know a few I had never heard of.
Franca Cristino da Silva - 1925 bronze sculpture by Leopoldo de Almeida (left). 1945 ceramic head/bust by Jorge Barradas (right).
Virgin with the child - 1920 Patine bronze sculpture by Canto da Maya (left). Bénit soit le fruit de tes entrailles - 1922 bronze sculpture by Canto da Maya (right).
Female street vendors - 1938 Moulded cement reinforced with iron sculpture by Hein Semke.
Bacchanal (Cathal and the Woodfolk ) - 1914 terracota by Charles Sargeant Jagger .
The other woman from the series "Whatever" - 2003 Acrylic on paper by Bruno Pacheco.
1933 litographs on paper by Jorge Barradas.
Untitled - 1910 Graphite on paper by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. Before the bullfight - 1912 oil on canvas by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso.
Untitled - 1917 oil and collage on canvas and wood by Amadeo de Souza- Cardoso.
Untitled (Bristol Club) - 1926 oil on canvas by Lino António.
Nude (painting for the British Club) - 1925 oil in canvas by Eduardo Viana.
Tagus view from Santa Catarina belvedere - 1935 oil on canvas by (Paolo) Paulo Ferreira (left). Homecoming - 1935 oil on canvas by (Paolo) Paulo Ferreira (right).
La petite concierge - 1915 oil on canvas by Francis Smith.
Maternity - 1935 oil on canvas by José de Almada Negreiros.
Family - 1937 oil on canvas by Sarah Affonso.
Mário de Sá Carneiro kidnapping Maria Helena Vieira da Silva - 1972 oil on cardboard glued to canvas (left). Cramped by hunger - 1945 oil on canvas by Marcelino Vespeira (right).