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Monday, July 11, 2011

The Artists and the Portalegre Tapestry

Under the title "Homenagem" (Homage), the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (National Society of Fine Arts) in Lisbon, in colaboration with the Manufactura de Tapeçarias de Portalegre (Portalegre Tapestries Manufacture), are displaying a series of handmade tapestries that reproduce original works by renowned Portuguese artists.

Visitors have the chance to see at close range the level of detail and match the colour with some of the originals, only possible with the high skill of the womenweaver of Portalegre.

Cruzeiro Seixas, Fernando Lanhas, Nadir Afonso and Júlio Resende are the artists who's works are reproduced in the exhibition.

"Homenagem - Os Artistas e a Tapeçaria de Portalegre" can be visited at the SNBA, R. Barata Salgueiro, 36, Lisbon, until July 30, 2011 (Mon-Sat 14h00 - 20h00). Closed on holidays.

Learn more about the Portalegre Tapestries.
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