The piece of the month for September chosen by MNSR’s social media followers is the painting MÁRTIR CRISTAN, by Joaquim Vitorino Ribeiro. Work executed in Paris, in 1879, is a painting considered without parallel in Portuguese art. Eloquent in its extreme simplicity, it fits like a glove with the virtue that art critic J. Ruskin valued: “In painting, as in eloquence, the greater its strength, the more serene its manner” (1860). Joaquim Vitorino Ribeiro calls on symbolism and realism to present us with the theme of death and Life in a Christian, liberating, and, surprisingly, contemporary vision. Find out more in one of the sessions commented by Paula Pote Azeredo, from the MNSR Education Service. On the 23rd, 29th and 30th of September, at 1:30 pm.