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SCULPTURES BY MANUEL ROSA. Works from the Serralves Collection
from 16 NOV 2018 to 03 FEB 2019
Manuel Rosa (Beja, 1953), graduated from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (ESBAL) in 1978. He pertains to the generation of artists who radically transformed the world of stone sculpture in Portugal in the 1980s. During his career Rosa has primarily worked with limestone to produce his sculptures. Initially dedicated to figurative art, his works were subsequently immediately recognisable by their absolute purification, including elliptic and conical forms, and decidedly modern execution processes, such as the use of an electric saw, sectioning and superimposition of various parts and a rudimentary, almost schematic, modelling of the surfaces that eliminated any naturalistic intent.
In these two sculptures, both produced in 1987, we recognise the archetypes of canoes. A common characteristic of Manuel Rosa’s sculptures is his attention to the essential, while calling to mind easily recognizable archetypes - such as the human figure, house, boat - and attempting, through them, to attain the pure Platonic form.

  • Location Capela do Senhor dos Passos, Santo Tirso
  • Days 16 NOV 2018 - 03 FEB 2019

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