To commemorate the 500th anniversary of his birth, the Museum hosts a markedly graphic exhibition, which presents, across 3 zones, an overview of the life and work of Francisco de Holanda
Francisco de Holanda (1517-1584), a unique man in the history of Portuguese culture. Painter, designer, architect, illuminator, essayist, idealist, he was an intellectual in the full sense of the word.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of his birth, the Museum is hosting a markedly graphic exhibition, which presents, across 3 zones, an overview of the life and work of this nationally and internationally recognised Renaissance artist, who contributed decisively to breaking with the Lusitanian mentality that had frozen in previous eras.
The sequence of Desire, Design and Drawing accompanies Francisco de Holanda’s physical and spiritual journey, registering the facets of a unique personality, marked by the ceaseless search for knowledge, and recording his contribution to the history of art, numismatics, military architecture and urbanism, highlighting the artistic and philosophical legacy of a humanist who dedicated his life to drawing, to projecting a new city of Lisbon, and writing about the artist and his role in society, the art of drawing and its virtues, plans to defend the city, and Europe and the world in the 16th century.
Exhibition designed and curated by Francisco Providência, Gabriella Casella and Margarida Cunha Belém.
Guided tour - Francisco de Holanda: Desire, Intention and Drawing
Saturdays, 6th and 13th of May, 3th and 10th of June at 4.00 p.m. (45 min.)
Only in Portuguese
For adults and young people (over 14 years of age)
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