The Art of António Carneiro takes Dante’s Inferno to Matosinhos

2 de November, 2023

The exhibition Inferno – Dante’s Journey by António Carneiro arrives on November 7th, at 5:30 pm, at Lionesa Business Hub and ends on March 30th, 2024. It presents a new interpretation that brings the vision of a powerful journey in a large boat, with sails that symbolize Hell and Paradise.

Inferno – Dante’s Journey by António Carneiro is the result of a partnership between Lionesa Business Hub, Lionesa Group, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis and ASCIPDA – Associazione Socio-Culturale Italiana del Portogallo Dante Alighieri.


Based on the painter’s 42 drawings, this journey begins with the entry into Hell and culminates with the exit to Paradise, symbolized by majestic entrance and exit candles, highlighting our journey towards the final destination.


The installation consists of nine circles, each representing different stories and concepts in an eternal cycle of experiences and rebirth. A metaphor for human life, with a beginning, complexity and a point of arrival that is also a new beginning. The objective is to stimulate the Lionesa Business Hub community for a unique moment of reflection and decision.


This partnership between the Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis and the Lionesa Business Hub is the result of a patronage protocol that the Lionesa Group signed with the Museum and which went towards the requalification of galleries in the Palácio dos Carrancas. This initiative reinforces the orientation towards cultural democracy, awakening to the themes of well-being through art and culture.


The access to the exhibition is free.