Museum 'Soares dos Reis' - Porto


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A quick visit to the 19th century main art works of National Museum Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal.

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Museum 'Soares dos Reis' - Porto

  1. 1. National Art Museum ‘Soares dos Reis’ Porto Paintings and sculpture
  2. 2. A quick visit, in 2013, to some of the portuguese art masterpieces of the 19th century.
  3. 3. The 18th century building where the Museum is installed was the residence and jewelry factory of a rich family of Porto. In 1809 it was occupied as troop headquarters by general Soult during the French invasions, then also by Wellington after the occupiers’ retreat. In 1861 King D. Pedro V made it a Royal Palace for the Court’s lodging when visiting the town. After the Republic was established, the state took possession of the palace in 1939 to install the art collections dispersed in the existing small museums.
  4. 4. Data de 1470 esta espada real, provavelmente de D Afonso V. As duas voltas do punho começaram a ser utilizadas no séc. XV para bloquear a espada do adversário. Esteve muiios anos no Museu Soares dos Reis, mas actualmente está no Museu Militar do Porto.
  5. 5. Soares dos Reis He was born in Gaia, on the south bank of Douro river, in 1847. After the conclusion of his studies in Porto, he traveled and worked in Paris and Rome. He then lived and teached in Porto.
  6. 6. Soares dos Reis Outcast (O Desterrado) Rome, 1872, Carrara marble
  7. 7. Soares dos Reis Wild Flower (Flor Agreste) 1881
  8. 8. Silva Porto was born in Porto in 1850. After he finished his art studies, he traveled to France, Italy and Belgium. Since his return to Portugal he worked and teached at Lisbon’s Academy of Fine Arts. He is considered the greatest of the portuguese naturalist painters.
  9. 9. The Harvest (A Colheita), 1893
  10. 10. The Red Gate (Cancela vermelha) 1880
  11. 11. Apple tree in blossom (Macieira em flor) 1893
  12. 12. Head of a Girl (Cabeça de rapariga)
  13. 13. Broken Bowl (A Tigela Partida) Italy, 1877 - 1878
  14. 14. No Areinho, 1880
  15. 15. Canal (Venice) 1877
  16. 16. Henrique Pousão was born in Vila Viçosa, in the south of Portugal, in 1859. He studied in Porto, then visited Paris, Rome and Capri, where he was impressed by the mediterranean light. His life was intense but short – he died at 25 years of age.
  17. 17. White houses of Capri (Casas brancas de Capri) 1882
  18. 18. Saint-Sauves 1881
  19. 19. Blue shutters window (Janela das persianas azuis) 1883
  20. 20. A street in Rome A street in Capri
  21. 21. A Roman Girl (Rapariga Romana) 1882
  22. 22. Cecilia 1882
  23. 23. Lady dressed in black (Senhora vestida de negro) 1882
  24. 24. Landscape – St. Sauves, 1881
  25. 25. Old woman reeling (Velha a dobar) 1881
  26. 26. Marques de Oliveira Remarkable in landscape and portrait painting, he was also born in Porto in 1853. Marques de Oliveira and Silva Porto were soul mates, in friendship as well as in life. They studied together at Porto’s Academy of Fine Arts, travelled to Paris, where they improved their skills, then went through Europe, staying in Belgium, the Netherlands, England and Italy.
  27. 27. Seamstresses working (Costureiras trabalhando) 1884
  28. 28. Pátio e Jardim Cabeça de Poveira 1893
  29. 29. The Museum’s Terrace and Garden
  30. 30. The End
  31. 31. © Mário Ricca, 2013