• 1949
  • Agfa paper
  • Photography
  • Inv. FP222/1

Fernando Lemos

José Viana

José Viana was a popular revue actor. He had begun his professional career as an actor in 1949 in the play Um Chapéu de Palha de Itália [The Italian Straw Hat, a nineteenth-century farce in five acts by Marc Michel and Eugène Marin Labiche], staged by the theatre group Companheiros do Pátio das Comédias, of which António Pedro – a close friend of Fernando Lemos – was at the time director.


Previously José Viana had been attracted to painting, and exhibited at the Second General Arts Exhibition at the National Society of Fine Arts (Lisbon) in 1947. There he showed a work called Ordem [Order], which contained an obvious political message. It represented a group of men and women imprisoned by a strong chain that limited their mobility. This message was not lost on the regime's political police, who apprehended the work.


This portrait focuses on the playful lightness of expression of the codes of vaudeville for which the actor had become popular, and with which he dissimulated his criticism of the political system.





May 2010



TypeA definir
Fernando Lemos
Paris, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian/FCG, 1993
Catálogo de exposição
Fernando Lemos
Jorge Molder (1947-)
Curator: Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian
12 de Novembro de 1993 a 17 de Dezembro de 1993
Centre Culturel Portugais / FCG, Paris
Exposição integrada no "Mois de la Photo à Paris".
A l´Ombre de la Lumière - Photobienalle 2008
Casa da Fotografia de Moscovo do Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Moscovo
Curator: Casa da Fotografia de Moscovo do Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Moscovo
27 de Março de 2008 a 27 de Abril de 2008
Galeria Zurab do Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Moscovo
A Casa de Fotografia de Moscovo organizou, no âmbito da Photobiennale de 2008, uma exposição de Fernando Lemos, na Galeria Zurab no Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Moscovo. entre 27 de Março e 27 de Abril do ano de 2008.
Updated on 23 january 2015

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