‘A Magazine’ dedicates new edition to Vila Viçosa, Pousão’s birthplace

10 de April, 2024

Marking the 140th anniversary of the death of the artist Henrique Pousão, ‘A Magazine’, a Portuguese magazine about art, culture and heritage, will launch its new edition on 12 April at the Cordoaria Nacional, as part of the LAAF – Lisbon Art and Antiques Fair.


This new edition pays particular attention to Vila Viçosa, Henrique Pousão’s birthplace, and includes texts by António Ponte, Director, and Ana Paula Machado, Painting Collection Manager at the Soares dos Reis National Museum.


Considered one of the greatest names in Portuguese painting from the second half of the 19th century, Henrique Pousão attended the Academia Portuense de Belas-Artes and was a state pensioner in France and Italy.

In the collection of the Soares dos Reis National Museum, the oeuvre of Henrique Pousão is strongly represented, in particular the artworks The White Houses of Capri (Casas Brancas de Capri), Lady in Black (Senhora Vestida de Preto) and Windows with Blue Shutters (Janelas das Persianas Azuis), paintings classified as national treasures.


‘A Magazine’ is the result of a successful application for Creative Entrepreneurship Support from the Magallanes ICC, the Magellan Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries.


According to its editorial, “A Magazine communicates the various dimensions of cultural heritage, the performing, visual and popular arts, handicrafts, archaeology, wine tourism and gastronomy, music, literature, and contemporary values, creating knowledge and recognition of them”.