Tropical landscape - São Tomé

Jorge Barradas1931

National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado

National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado
Lisboa, Portugal

Jorge Barradas's paintings of Lisbon's customs, ironized by Artur Portela, who considered him the "Malhoa of 1930", refer to the typicity and picturesque aspects of the city, in a form that he transposes to images captured in the old Portuguese colonies, when he went in an African journey. In a stay for a few weeks on the island of São Tomé, he executed Tropical Landscape in 1930, in a painting that reflects his look on the island of São Tomé, the vision of a luxuriant vegetation, understood in a chromatic variety that adds to the image of the forest, in linear forms of overlapping and sequential leaves, filling the entire canvas space. This modernist line of landscape representation, of fauvist references, coexists with the simplification of form and the vibrant contrasts of color, on a plane close to the viewer.

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  • Title: Tropical landscape - São Tomé
  • Creator: Jorge Barradas
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Physical Dimensions: 150.5 cm x 150.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas