Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Julio Pomar on a temporary exhibition at Museu do Fado, Lisboa - The 2nd of August 2015

Before leaving the Museum of Fado I saw a temporary exhibition by Julio Pomar which was being exhibited in one of its galleries.  

I was impressed with the portrait of Vasco Graça Moura dated 2014 in which the painter used a mixed technique. Those who know what the prominent Portuguese lawyer, writer and politician (deceased last year) looked like will certainly understand what I've felt, because apart form the undisputable similarity there's an exquisite depth in the eyes that almost makes the portrait and character feel alive. 

Ulysses and the mermaids holding Portuguese guitars - 1997 - acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas.

Lusitania in the Latin quarter (portraits of Mário de Sá Carneiro, Santa Rita and Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso) - 1985 - acrylic on canvas.



Portraits of Portrait of the fado singer Carlos do Carmo - 2011 - acrylic and pastel on paper and canvas (right).

Donkey playing guitar - 2011 - acrylic and pastel on canvas (left). Donkey playing guitar - 2015 - acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas.

Donkey playing guitar - 2011 - charcoal on corrugated cardboard.

Ulysses and the mermaids II - 2001 - lithograph (left). Portrait of fado singer Cristina Branco allegory to the Republic - 2010 - pastel on canvas (right).

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