Iconografias de Resistência: O Caso de Quatro Artistas Portugueses em Londres Nos Anos 1950

Translated title of the contribution: Iconographies of resistance: The case of four Portuguese artists in London in the 1950s

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This article addresses the creative experience of Paula Rego, Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos, João Cutileiro e Jorge Vieira in London, during the 1950s. Their journeys between Portugal and the United Kingdom evidence the complex political map of post-war Western Europe, which encompassed two distinct realities, democracy and dictatorship. Although these artists' departure from Portugal was not motivated by political concerns, their work incorporated a critical attitude against Portuguese dictatorship and its colonial politics. The creative experimentalism that the contact with new artistic references brought up became, then, associated with an attitude of resistance against the Portuguese regime and its promotion of a politically-oriented image of Portugal's history and identity, thus formulating a new iconography of dissent. The works produced by these artists must, therefore, be understood both at the national and international level, as expressions of contemporaneity and of its multiple experiences.

Translated title of the contributionIconographies of resistance: The case of four Portuguese artists in London in the 1950s
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)187-212
Number of pages26
JournalLer Historia
Issue number74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • British art
  • Emigration
  • Identity
  • Political resistance
  • Portuguese dictatorship

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Iconographies of resistance: The case of four Portuguese artists in London in the 1950s'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this