Júlio Resende. The Word and the Hand - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Júlio Resende. The Word and the Hand


Commissioner – Laura Castro, Ana Paula Machado Santos and Ana Temudo

The exhibition’s guiding thread is the painter’s relationship with writers such as Vergílio Ferreira, Eugénio de Andrade, Mário Cláudio, Vasco Graça Moura, Fernando Namora or Viale Moutinho, who approached his work at different moments in his long artistic journey. It contemplates other dimensions of the relationship between words and images, namely through the literary illustrations to which Júlio Resende dedicated himself, the comic strips and humorous drawings, which he published early on in the press, and the production of costumes and sets for dramatic texts taken staged by Teatro Experimental do Porto, Teatro Experimental de Cascais and Seiva Trupe.
Painting and drawing, studies and projects aimed at a comprehensive artistic practice with a great experimental nature allow us to observe Júlio Resende between image and text, in the multiplicity of discourses to which he knew how to adapt and which were elaborated on him.