Singalong - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis
Fernando de Castro Museum House


Henrique Moreira (1890-1979)

20th century

Polychrome clay

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A disciple of António Teixeira Lopes, Henrique Moreira’s vast work clearly perpetuates the naturalist heritage of the second half of the 19th century.

Through the vivacity of its colours and themes, the sculptural group Singalong (Cantar ao desafio) captures a festive atmosphere, where a seated young man sings and strums a stringed instrument, possibly a braguesa (a traditional guitar like instrument from Braga), and a girl in traditional Minho dress accompanies him singing and clapping her hands. The work fits perfectly with the general theme of the room: the Sala Regional or Minhota (Regional or Minho Room).