Portuguese Artists in London: Shaping Identities in Post-War Europe, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Portuguese Artists in London

Shaping Identities in Post-War Europe, 1st Edition

By Leonor de Oliveira


168 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367244743
pub: 2019-12-20
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This book centres on four Portuguese artists’ journeys between Portugal and Britain and aims at rethinking the cultural and artistic interactions in the post-war Europe, the shaping of new identities within a context of creative experimentalism and transnational dynamics and the artistic responses to political troubles.

Leonor de Oliveira examines the contributions of the work of Paula Rego, Barto dos Santos, João Cutileiro and Jorge Vieira, among other artists, to shape referential images of Portuguese identity that not only responded to the purpose of breaking with dominant iconographic and aesthetic representations but also incorporated a critical perspective on contemporaneity.

This title will appeal to scholars interested in art history, Portuguese and European art, and the mid-20th century art scene.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Britain and Portugal – Universalism and Modernity at the Crossroads of the Mid-Twentieth Century 1. Images of Resistance: Artistic Apprenticeship and Experimentalism at the Slade School 2. Expressions of Contemporaneity: Dealing with Dictatorship and Colonialism in the Post-war Period 3. Travelling Images: Exposing Identity in the International Stage 4. Collective imagery: A New Iconography for New Generations Conclusion

About the Author

Leonor de Oliveira is an integrated researcher from the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal and from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Art History

Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
ART / European
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART / Art & Politics
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism