• 1949
  • Agfa paper
  • Photography
  • Inv. FP188

Fernando Lemos

Alice Gomes

The complete name of the woman portrayed in this image is Alice Soeiro Pereira Gomes Casais Monteiro (1910-1983). This name hints at a double kinship to literature – to the writer Soeiro Pereira Gomes, her brother, and to the poet and essayist Adolfo Casais Monteiro, her husband.


In this image, Lemos dispensed with any obvious photographic artifice, using only natural light to illuminate Alice Gomes in a classic pose; in this sense, the image contrasts with the person it pictures, a teacher who was deeply interested in innovative teaching methods and employed much effort in the renewal of the Portuguese education system, having been co-founder and president of the Portuguese Association for Education by Art. Besides devoting herself to pedagogy, Alice Gomes also contributed much to the promotion of children’s literature and theater through her short stories, poetry and plays, as well as translations and essays.





May 2010



TypeA definir
Fernando Lemos e o Surrealismo
Sintra, Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Colecção Berardo, 2005
Catálogo de exposição
À Sombra da Luz, À Luz da Sombra: Fotografias 1949-1952 / Fernando Lemos
São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2004
Fernando Lemos - À Sombra da Luz
Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, 1994
Catálogo de exposição
Retratos de Quem? Fernando Lemos
São Paulo, Edição do Instituto Camões, 2000
Fernando Lemos - À Sombra da Luz
Curator: Jorge Molder (1947-)
1994-07-20 a 1994-10-09
Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisboa
Exposição programada por Jorge Molder e Fernando Lemos.
Updated on 23 january 2015

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