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Title :

Ekphrasis, oubli et mémoire : restitution du cycle pictural de la chapelle royale de Lisbonne

Author :
SOBRAL, Luís de Moura ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
French ;
Abstract :
The painter Bento Coelho executed a series of eight paintings depicting the Portuguese saints, for the nave of the chapel of the royal palace in Lisbon, 1660-1670. The chapel and paintings were, however, destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, and the works have seldom been discussed since that time. The recent discovery of a voluminous literary homage of 1670 to Coelho sheds new light on the commission. The book contains panegyrics to the painter and descriptions of many of his works, including the royal chapel pieces. The poems thus clearly identify Coelho as the principle painter of the cycle, and provide an important terminus ante quem for the project. The cycle was commissioned during a period of political upheaval in Portugal, and represents an attempt at propaganda that aimed to justify the political separation of the country from the Spanish empire. ;
Pagination/Size :
2 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Iconographie ; Lisboa (PRT), Palácio Nacional de Belém, Capela Real ; Peinture ; Politique ; Portugal ; Poésie ; Propagande ; Saints ; Silveira, Bento Coelho da, 1620-1708 ; 1600-1700 ; 1660-1670 ;
Descriptors :
Iconography ; Lisboa (PRT), Palácio Nacional de Belém, Capela Real ; Painting ; Poetry ; Politics ; Portugal ; Propaganda ; Saints ; Silveira, Bento Coelho da, 1620-1708 ; 1600-1700 ; 1660-1670 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975594 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
NETHERLANDS ;