Remedios Varo, La Llamada, 1961
Remedios Varo, La Llamada, 1961


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Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

Until the beginning of the 20th century, women were still expected to have a delicate and sentimental art, involved with the intimate sphere of the home. Female artistic work was considered amateur, even more so in the Ibero-American space where the predominantly Catholic culture contributed to the expectation of women only the role of mother and wife. In the artistic field, the barriers that confined women to an 'art in the privacy of the home' were only effectively broken as of the second half of the 20th century, but in terms of criticism, a paternalistic and discriminatory attitude still remained. This Cycle aims to highlight Painters who were especially active in the Ibero-American World and who, over the centuries, from the late Renaissance to our days, contributed to reduce gender bias and put an end to a series of stereotypes in the world of the arts.


Monthly - 8 Sessions

Each session will start at 5 pm and last 1 (one) hour: 5 minutes of presentation; 45 minutes to the Lecture and 10 minutes to answer questions from the public.



June 17: Sophonisba Anguissola (c. 1535-1625): A destination between Italy and Spain. Ana Isabel Buescu (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon)

8 July: Sacred and Profane in the work of Josefa de Óbidos. Fernando António Baptista-Pereira (FBAUL - CIEBA)

16 September: Female Surrealism in Mexico. Teresa Lousa (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and FBAUL - CIEBA)

14 October: My painting is a piece of writing - the Viera da Silva case. Maria Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and Center of Philosophy, FLUL)

November 11: Mily Possoz, professional artist. Emília Ferreira (MNAC - IHA / FCSH / NOVA - CIEG / ISCSP- UL)

2 December: Sarah Affonso. Ana Vasconcelos (Gulbenkian - CAM, FCG)


20 January: The Women of Contemporary Portuguese Tapestry. Ana Maria Gonçalves (FLUL)

February 15: Brazilian Painters of the 60-70 Generation. José Mikosz (UNESPAR; CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and FBAUL - CIEBA)

March 3: "Aurélia de Sousa", Raquel Henriques daSilva (IHA/ FCSH/ NOVA)


Teresa Lousa / History of Women and Gender Line Research Group - Iberian and Ibero-American Culture, History and Thought. CHAM / MNAC



    2021-07-08 17h00
    Sagrado e Profano na obra de Josefa de Óbidos.
    2021-11-11 17h00
    Mily Possoz, professional artist
    2022-01-20 17h00
    The Women of the Contemporary Portuguese Tapestry
    2022-02-15 17h00
    Brazilian Painters of the 60-70's Generation
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