Christian Martyr Painting


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.