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Thursday, December 27, 2012

"The Ages of the Sea" at Calouste Gulbenkian

 Organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum with the support of the Musée d’Orsay, the exhibition "Ages of the Sea" (As Idades do Mar) can be visited until January 27th, 2013.

 This major exhibition presents one hundred and nine works created between the sixteenth and the twentieth century, lent by fifty institutions from ten different countries, including public and private collections.

 Based on an historical survey of the visual representation of the Sea, the exhibition seeks to identify the major themes which led to its extensive and recurrent depiction in Western Painting. "Ages of the Sea" developes the concept that provides the title to the project in six sections: ‘The Age of Myths’, ‘The Age of Power’, ‘Sea and Labour’, 'Storms and shipwrecks’, ‘The Ephemeral’, and ‘The Quest for Infinity’.

 Arnold Bocklin, Eugène Boudin, Constable, Courbet, Giorgio de Chirico, Friedrich, Hopper, Fattori, Francesco Guardi, Paul Klee, Claude Lorrain, Manet, Monet, Signac, Sorolla, Turner and Van Goyen, as well as the Portuguese Amadeu de Souza-Cardoso, Henrique Pousão, João Vaz, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Menez, are some of the eighty-nine authors represented in the exhibition.

 "Ages of the Sea" can be visited between until January 27th, 2013 (10:00 am - 20:00 pm) at the main buliding of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. Berna, 45-A (GPS: 38.738286,-9.154821).
Admission is €5,00.

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