Carneiro was the only painter of the Portuguese symbolism exploring the spirituality and collecting feelings, garnering the title of “Portraitist of Souls”. In this charcoal drawing we witness one of the many mythical scenes worked by António Carneiro, attributed to Dionysus and Hestia episode, at the time Hestia ceded her place to Dionysus at the Gods’ Table. In his vast collection of drawings we highlight the scenes from the Hell of Dante's Divine Comedy.


  • Title: Dionysus and Hestia
  • Creator: António Carneiro
  • Date Created: about 1915
  • Location Created: Porto
  • Physical Dimensions: 210 x 290
  • Provenance: Vieira Duque Colection
  • Type: charcoal on paper
  • Painter: António Carneiro
  • Original Title: Dionísio e Héstia
  • Credit Line: Text: © Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro / Vieira Duque, Translation: © Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro, Photo: © Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro / António Santos

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