• 1949
  • Agfa paper
  • Photography
  • Inv. FP218/2

Fernando Lemos

Manuela Torres

Manuela Torres was neither an artist nor an intellectual, but her emancipated and modern spirit encouraged her to look for activities which would not normally fit womanhood. An example is her practice of bullfighting, which surprised Fernando Lemos when he visited her parents’ estate in the district of Vila Franca de Xira, where they raised cattle.

 

However, when Lemos made her portrait he preferred to focus on Manuala Torres’ beauty and femininity. But the illuminated emptiness of an empty hand can be seen as a hint at a desire for new experiences and unexpected encounters. The subtlety of this detail upsets a portrait which otherwise could be taken as conventional, as a sign for the possibility of different readings.

 

 

JO

 

May 2010

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Width41cm
Height60cm
Height50,7cm
Width60cm
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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.