The municipal art galleries of Albufeira opened to the public last Monday, the 5th, although maintaining the appropriate recommendations from the DGS.
The photography and drawing exhibition “From Above” is the result of a proposal made by the Municipality of Albufeira for the Cultural Plan of Escola do Agrupamento, which was well accepted and developed by teachers Carla Rajão, from Drawing, and Fernanda Lamy, from Portuguese, with his students from classes 10º B, H and I, in an articulation with the essential learnings.
The challenge was complex: “Albufeira, Ferreiras, Paderne, Guia seen from above: attics, terraces and balconies, roofs, from the top of a cliff or a viewpoint – what images, perspectives, angles and points of view?” In the Portuguese discipline, the inspiration came from chapter XI of the "Chronicle of D. João I", where he reads: "The people who were listening, left the street to see what it was; […] and it was so much that it was a strange thing to see. They didn’t fit in the main streets, and they dared to use obscure logarks, […]”.
That is, different perspectives for the same realities. The works have been exhibited at the João Bailote Municipal Gallery since last Monday, but the inauguration is online, tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2:30 pm, with the participation of students, teachers and entities involved. It should be noted that the exhibition is part of the PNA – Plano Nacional das Artes.
In turn, at the Pintor Samora Barros Art Gallery, the exhibition “My roots” is a retrospective on “memories, roots, relationship with local culture, work in the field, nature, animals and trips through the Alentejo”, by visual artist Vitor Pisco.
The techniques used are acrylic, oil and mixed media. According to Vitor Prisco, his “inspirations come from the memories of the Alentejo of yesteryear and some from the present.
On the screens you can see harvesters, shepherds, mondadeira, waterers, paths, and birds such as partridges, rabbits, hares, bustards and sisons among other native animals.
Vítor Pisco began to draw and paint as a child by the fireplace. Then, at the elementary school, in the breaks he stayed in the classroom to draw and it is only as an adult that he comes into contact with the first oil painting techniques, namely with the impressionist painter Camol D'Évora.
In this way, it started its phase of painting in acrylic and mixed technique. Vítor Pisco adopts a free style, without rules, although the influences of painters such as Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Kandinsky are marked, marking his journey through diverse aesthetics, such as expressionism, neoexpressionism, abstractionism and figurative expressionism. To see until April 27th.
Both exhibitions can be enjoyed following the prescriptions of the DGS – Directorate-General for Health, from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, ending on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.