Drawings by European Masters – Conversations with Alexandra Markl and Mário Bismarck


Based on the DRAWINGS OF EUROPEAN MASTERS exhibition, the MNSR promotes commented sessions on an important set of drawings produced by recognized Italian and Portuguese masters. The sessions are guided by Alexandra Markl, curator of the Drawing and Engraving Collection at the National Museum of Ancient Art, and Mário Bismarck, professor of Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Porto.

On November 27th, at 6pm, Alexandra Markl talks about Domingos Sequeira, the Allen family and the Album de Cades, a publication that brings together more than 100 drawings by the painter Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799), acquired in Rome by Domingos Sequeira.

On December 9th, at 6pm, Mário Bismarck will address the semantic and distinctive meanings of the term Disegno, which are spread and reflected in the different times and different places that this exhibition covers. The term “drawing arts” thus identifies a time, a diversity of functions and a visual culture that has developed since the theoretical rise of this term, its heyday and the beginning of its decline.