Friday, December 26, 2014


This summer, to initiate their series of exhibitions called Meeting Point, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian brought together selections of work by Rembrandt and Portuguese artist Paula Rego. Meeting point is a "dialogue (or confrontation) between the collections of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Modern Art Centre", a way of bringing together the contemporary and the past.

"United by their approach to time, the works on display allow us to reflect on the way in which, in every era, artists have worked in different ways on the same timeless themes, in an endless questioning of the perplexities that arise in the face of life and death." Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

I love the idea of a dialogue between artists— imagine all the wonderful possibilities!

Rego, Paula. Time, Past and Present. 1990. Acrylic paint on marouflé paper and canvas. Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão. Lisbon, Portugal.
van Rijn, Rembrandt. Portrait of an Old Man. 1645. Oil on canvas. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Lisbon, Portugal.
van Rijn, Rembrandt. A Seated Old Man and Woman (Jacob and Rachel). 1640–1645. Pen and ink on paper. British Museum. London, England.
Rego, Paula. Study for the painting Time, Past and Present. 1990. Pencil and ink on paper. J.S. Mills Collection. London, England.

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