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Gulbenkian seemed to be especially fond of the ceramics of the Asia Minor city of Iznik, ancient Nicaea. The museum displays faultlessly beautiful specimens of three characteristic types from this center: late 15th-century ware exclusively in blue and white; early 16th-century ware, to which are added turquoise, sage green, manganese purple and black; and finally, mid-16th-century faience pieces with the famous tomato-red color called bol d'Arménie, applied so thickly that it created a high relief
In his last will Calouste Gulbenkian bequeathed the Portuguese state with his fortune and his large collection of artwork.
In 1956, one year after his death, the Gulbenkian Foundation was created which according to his will, supports the arts, science, education and social welfare. Today the foundation supports a large number of cultural projects and cultural centers and it organizes activities and temporary exhibitions.
The foundation is headquartered in a modern complex set in a lush garden. It has a large library, an open air auditorium and two museums: the Gulbenkian Museum and the Modern Art Centre, which opened in 1983.
Gulbenkian's collection of ancient art is housed in a modern purpose-built museum from 1969, with ample space to display the collection without overwhelming the visitors.

Most of the about 3,000 pieces of art were collected by Gulbenkian himself, who had an excellent taste. The art, which ranges from tapestry, ceramics, jewelry and glassware to paintings, sculpture and furniture is displayed in spacious well lighted rooms and divided into two circuits.
The first one is devoted to Egyptian art, Classical art and objects from the Middle and Far East. Highlights include Egyptian scarabs, a Greek Vase, Roman jewelry, Assyrian bas-reliefs, Persian tapestries, Chinese porcelain and Japanese paintings.
The second circuit shows European art, with an emphasis on French decorative arts.
Of note are the medieval illuminated books, a collection of paintings from Flemish, Italian and French masters, and a collection of 18th century French furniture, of which Gulbenkian was particularly fond. A whole room is dedicated to the Art Nouveau jewelry of René Lalique, a designer who created jewels that were often inlaid with precious stones and decorated with gold or enamel.

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  • Estoy alucinada con la colección Gulbenkian, desde luego sabía lo que compraba. Tu presentación además de bella es magnífica. Mi agradecimiento por la oportunidad de ver obras de arte que no sé si podré verlas alguna vez en el Museo. Gracias mil, Pilar
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Lisboa10, Gulbenkian Museum3

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1998401-gulbenkian-museum3/
  2. 2. During the Second World War, when the Nazis occupied France, Gulbenkian moved to Lisbon. There, in the elegant Aviz Hotel, he spent most of his last 13 years. Even with his total involvement in the oil industry there always seemed to be energy left for art, his lifelong passion. Gulbenkian long thought of establishing a charitable and cultural foundation with a museum to keep his money and art together. He wanted to start and supervise it while still alive, but was only able to prepare a will, which provided for an international foundation based in Portugal. Gulbenkian died in 1955, and today the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, established in Lisbon, sponsors in the name of a remarkable businessman and lover of art, the Gulbenkian Museum, as well as nearly every other type of educational and charitable activity in Portugal and much of the world. Gulbenkian seemed to be especially fond of the ceramics of the Asia Minor city of Iznik, ancient Nicaea. The museum displays faultlessly beautiful specimens of three characteristic types from this center: late 15th-century ware exclusively in blue and white; early 16th-century ware, to which are added turquoise, sage green, manganese purple and black; and finally, mid-16thcentury faience pieces with the famous tomato-red color called bol d'Arménie, applied so thickly that it created a high relief
  3. 3. A man who shunned any kind of publicity, Gulbenkian quietly went about acquiring chefs-d'oeuvre of all kinds with the constant requirements of fineness, faultlessness and authenticity. Perhaps his greatest coup was the remarkable package deal of art works belonging to the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad which he bought from a Soviet government hard pressed for cash in the bitter postrevolutionary years of the 20's. Most of the carpets in the collection belong to the classical period of Persian rug manufacture, the 16th
  4. 4. Details of the Gulbenkian Isphahan
  5. 5. Though it is less known and appreciated, Gulbenkian's collection of Islamic art is as remarkably rich and carefully chosen. With its oriental splendor, accentuated by extravagant colors and fecund designs, this was the section to which Gulbenkian was particularly attached. His own deep feelings for and associations with the area, his Armenian ancestry, his youth and early manhood in Constantinople, the trips to Caucasian and Middle Eastern oil fields, all contributed toward creating a special affinity for Near Eastern art.
  6. 6. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Farid Farjad - Goleh Pamchal

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