History of 19th and 20th Century Art in Portugal - 1st semester


- To aknoweldge the artistic and architectural practices in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, contextualize THEM in international terms, and in Portugal, in conjunction with the political and cultural history.

- To critically apply the concepts of neo-classicism, romanticism, naturalism, realism and symbolism, modernism, contemporary; and in the field of architecture, the concepts of eclecticism, historicism, revival, neo-Gothic, neo-Manueline, neo Romanesque and \"Portuguese house\".

- To recognise, namely through study visits, the fundamental pieces of the Portuguese artistic heritage, particularly in Lisbon and Oporto (monuments, urban spaces, museums).

- To bring out a critical view of nineteenth century Portuguese art, using REFERENTIAL bibliography.

- To have contact with the issues and topics that require further research and / or which are the subject of research projects in the Institute of History of Art.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Mariana Roquette Teixeira


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





AAVV - História da Arte Portuguesa. Edições Alfa: 1986. Volumes 10 a 14
FRANÇA, José Augusto – História da Arte em Portugal no século XIX. 2 volumes. Lisboa: Bertrand, 1966
FRANÇA, José-Augusto – História da Arte em Portugal no século XX. Lisboa: Bertrand, 2ª ed. 1985.
MNAC- Museu do Chiado. Vol. I: Arte Portuguesa do século XIX 1850-1910. Lisboa: Leya, 2010 (Catálogo coordenado por Pedro Lapa e Maria de Aires Silveira).
MNAC- Museu do Chiado. Vol. II: Arte Portuguesa do século XX 1910-1960. Lisboa: Leya, 2011 (Catálogo coordenado por Pedro Lapa e Emília Tavares).
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Pintura Portuguesa 1850-1950. Lisboa: Instituto Português de Museus, 2001 (catálogo da exposição permanente).
PEREIRA, Paulo (dir.) – História da Arte Portuguesa. Lisboa: Temas & Debates, 1995, vol. III.
RODRIGUES, Dalila (Coord.) – Arte Portuguesa. Da Pré-História ao século XX. Fobu Editores, 2009. Volumes 14 a 19.

Teaching method

Theoretical and practical lessons, visits to museums, exhibitions and urban spaces.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be based on two analytical reports of an object or artistic situation, with 1000 words max., one referring to the nineteenth century, and the other to the twentieth century; one in the field of fine arts, and the other in the field of architecture and urban space. One of these reports must be presented in class. All students will also take a written exam on all the subjects of the unit. The final grade is the arithmetic average of the three evaluation items (2 written reports, one of them presented orally, an d the exam) weighted on the basis of attendance (including study visits) and class participation.

Subject matter

Transition arts: the permanence of academic models and the precursors of Neo-classicism: D. Sequeira, Vieira Portuense and JJ Aguiar.
Romanticism: the Pena Palace, the pre-naturalistic painting and the Monument to Luís de Camões.
Naturalistic painting: the PROJECT of a \"Portuguese school of painting.\" The Soares dos Reis´S sculpture . The humorous journalist Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro. Photography.
The architecture in the end of the century. Eclecticism and revivalism: the neo- Manueline. The \"Portuguese house\".
Painting in the end of Century: permanence and crisis of naturalistic aesthetics.
The generation of Orpheus: Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso.
The modernist aesthetic from the 1920s to the 1940s.
António Ferro´S \"Policy of Spirit ´. The artists´ resistance in the postwar period: neo-realism anda Srrealism.
Disruptions in art and architecture since 1960: the issues of contemporaneity.


Programs where the course is taught: