Os Amorosos is an ironic and disperse evocation. This painting reveals the contradictions aroused within Portuguese culture and society between the new ways dictated to by development and consumption – adopted by art - and the persistence of traditional moral and ideological values. Accessories, leftovers from contemporary life and postcards, with a fin-de-siècle touch, denounce the hypocritical approach of sexuality at the time.
Idyllic love relations are ridiculed by the disparagement, association and transferral of the photographic image and the relations of juxtaposed and cumulative disorder of diverse fragments from different sources and pictorial elements. Gestural and expressive in character, this order is proximate to that of Rauschenberg and Kitaj.


  • Title: The lovers
  • Creator: Rolando Sá Nogueira
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Physical Dimensions: 80 cm x 80 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil and collage on wood

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