The exhibition «Sombras e Outros Cores», by farense artist Manuel Baptista, will be on display for just another week and a half, until November 22nd, at the Municipal Museum of Faro.
The show is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 17:00.
It is an initiative of Artadentro – Arte Contemporânea Association, inaugurating its fourth cycle of contemporary art, «Eklektikós», which will continue until July next year.
The title «Sombras e Outros Cores», the namesake of the exhibition recently presented at the Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, “both refers to the formal constants of Manuel Baptista's work, and metaphorically refers to aspects of another order, present in his artistic production ”.
“In this exhibition, we can admire the mastery of how it combines its formal vocabulary of lines, shapes / stains, the color and the very roughness of the paper, in a poetic construction in successive layers of happy and pure sensitivity”, underlines the association.
Manuel Baptista, born in Faro in 1936, graduated from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, where he was a teacher. He was a Gulbenkian fellow in Paris and at the Institute of High Culture in Ravenna.
He was one of the artists invited by the Portuguese section of AICA to participate in the renovation of the decoration of the café A Brasileira, in Chiado, Lisbon. Between 1990 and 2003, he directed the municipal galleries Trem and Arco, in Faro.
He exhibits regularly since 1958 and has won the 1st Painting Prize / Guerin Prize for Plastic Arts (1968), the Soquil Prize (1970), the IV Bienal de Cerveira Painting Prize (1984) and the BANIF Painting Prize (1993).