The exhibition showcases a decade of work from 1950 onwards, beginning in Lisbon and drawing to a close in Paris in 1961. It was an intense, formative period, rich in collaborations with other artists and intellectuals, particularly within the context of the MRAR (Religious Art Renovation Movement) and the KWY group and journal. They are years imbued with a profound sense of optimism, as reflected in the painting Joie de vivre (1960). This unprecedented work resulted from a commission involving 13 European artists, who were asked to produce a large-scale, brightly coloured painting along this theme for the Turmac Tobacco factory in Zevenaar (Holland), with the aim of creating a stimulating working environment for its employees.
[fcg_custom_gallery order_1=”1″ image_1=”159241″ title_1=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_1=”Portrait of Lourdes Castro, 1955
Fountain pen on paper
43.3 x 30.4 cm
CGM-MC, inv. DP1062″ link_1=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/portrait-of-lourdes-castro/” order_2=”2″ image_2=”159245″ title_2=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_2=”Untitled, 1960
Oil on canvas
100 x 65 cm
CGM-MC, inv. 80P1014″ link_2=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/untitled-3/” order_3=”3″ image_3=”159247″ title_3=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_3=”Joie de vivre, 1960
Oil on canvas
114 x 146 cm
Joaquim Lopes collection” link_3=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/joie-de-vivre/” order_4=”4″ image_4=”159251″ title_4=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_4=”Painting, 1958
Acrylic paint on canvas,
78.5 x 54 cm
Ana Maria Bénard da Costa collection” link_4=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/painting/” order_5=”5″ image_5=”159249″ title_5=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_5=”Untitled, 1961
Watercolour on paper
47.5 x 64 cm
E.H. collection” link_5=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/untitled-1961/” order_6=”6″ image_6=”159243″ title_6=”José Escada (1934-1980)” description_6=”Untitled (collective portrait of MRAR members), 1958
Indian ink on paper
18 x 19.6 cm
CGM-MC, inv. 11DP3292″ link_6=”https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/i-do-not-evolve-i-travel/joie-de-vivre/sem-titulo-retrato-coletivo-membros-do-mrar/”]
Teresa de Sousa Portrait
Untitled [Holy Famaly]
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