Ages of the Sea Exhibition, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Ages of the Sea Exhibition, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

One hundred and eight works created between the sixteenth and the twentieth century originating from fifty institutions from ten different countries will be presented to the public at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as from 26th October.

The exhibition project, organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum with the support of the Musée d’Orsay, is based on an historical survey of the visual representation of the Sea and seeks to identify the major themes which led to its extensive and recurrent depiction in Western Painting. The exhibition will develop the concept that provides the title to the project in six sections: ‘The Age of Myths’, ‘The Age of Power’, ‘Sea and Labour’, Turmoil at Sea’, ‘The Ephemeral’, and ‘The Quest for Infinity’.

Van Goyen, Lorrain, Turner, Constable, Friedrich, Courbet, Boudin, Manet, Monet, Signac, Fattori, Sorolla, Klee, De Chirico, Hooper are some of the eighty-eight authors present in the exhibition with works of extraordinary quality. Portuguese painting, through works by Henrique Pousão, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, João Vaz, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Menez, among others, will also contribute to this thorough and sometimes unexpected approach to such a fascinating subject.

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