Sunday, 9 August 2015

Joe Berardo's Art collection - Temporary exhibition at the Cultural Centre in Belém, Lisboa - The 8th of August 2015

I was in desperate need of filling in my "soul" with beauty as I went through a difficult day that brought about sad memories on the anniversary of my daughter's demise, despite the fact that I tried hard not to let sadness take over me.

Art has a soothing effect and although I'm not particularly keen on Modern Art I headed to CCB so as to "get acquainted with" part of Joe Berardo's collection and particularly the temporary exhibition being held - an ensemble of quite a few paintings and sculptures pertaining to his collection, which having been selected by him and as in accordance with his personal perspective, deserved special recognition.

There were two in particular that drew visitors' attention as we walked into the first gallery because of their huge size, the one by the American artist Frank Stela occupying part of the floor right at the entrance and the 23,5 x 13,5 metre painting by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall covering an entire wall up to the ceiling.  I wasn't able to photograph Marc Chagall's but by getting isolated and close up images.


The roundabout - 2010 painted pressed cardboard by the Brazilian artist Nelson Cardoso (1958 - )

Severambla - 1995 mixed technique on fibre glass by Frank Stella (1936 - ).


Spook II - 1998 oil on canvas by the South African artist  Nick Hoberman (1967 - ).


Nude behind a brown door - 1974 painted plaster, wood and metal by the American artist George Segal (1924 - 2000).


Arden Anderson and Norma Murphy - 1972 oil on polyester and fibre glass by American artist John de Andrea ( 1941 - ).

Velvet jungle - 1970 acrylic on canvas by the French artist Jacques Honory (1934 - ).

Diane et Actéon - 1991-1992 polychromatic painted bronze by the French artist Pierre Klossowski (1905 - 2001).



Backstage scenario painting for the Magic Flute performance, Act II - scene 3 - 1965-1967 oil on linen canvas with inlaid precious stones by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985).


Garden of Lisergic lilies - 2009 oil on canvas by the Brazilian artist Walter Gold Farb (1964 - ).


The rehearsal - 1989 pencil, Indian ink and watercolour by the Portuguese artist Paula Rego ( 1935 -).

 Le cobaye ou le future conditionnel - 1965 oil on canvas by the German artist Peter Klasen (1935 - ).
Interior with restful paintings - 1991 oil and acrylic on canvas by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997).
(To be continued)

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