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Artistic and technical Iberian influences on Goan paintings

Goan Christian paintings began to be produced after the conquest of Goa by Afonso de Albuquerque in 1510. During their occupation, Goa became the centre of Portuguese India and many Churches were built here. Evangelization was important to the Portuguese Government and producing paintings was the means to attain this.

In this week’s presentation, Vanessa will compare three paintings of the same time period and theme establishing a correlation between the materials used and artistic treatises of the same era, revealing similar procedures and ideological perspectives.

Vanessa Henriques Antunes is an integrated researcher of ‘ARTIS-Instituto de História da Arte da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa’ and a collaborator of LIBPhys-UNL, (Laboratório de Instrumentação, Engenharia Biomédica e Física da Radiação, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

She is also a coordinator of the research projects“De artibus in Auream Goa”, financed by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and a co-coordinator of "SOS PAINTINGS-Studying to Save Old masters Paintings: the Lourinhã Mercy painting cycle" financed by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.