Manuel de Brito Art Center, CAMB, Palácio dos Anjos, Algés, Portugal
Material: Oil on wood Collection: Manuel de Brito
Calvin has joined the group The Surrealists with Mário Cesariny, Cruzeiro Seixas and Isabel Meyrelles.
When in November this house was inaugurated in Lisbon, Carlos Calvet was one of the artists with works exhibited there. And the plastic artist was remembered at the same time at the international congress that had as its motto Surrealism (s) in Portugal.
Carlos Calvet, who graduated from the Superior School of Fine Arts in Lisbon and Porto, still very young The Surrealists, the dissident group in relation to the official movement where Pedro Pedro pontificated. Alongside names such as Mário Cesariny, Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas and Isabel Meyrelles, Calvet developed "a poetic much more centered on the experimentalism of word and form than the painters who were included in the rival group", as the art critic of the PUBLIC Luísa Soares de Oliveira.
In addition to his short film career, Cabral Nunes also highlights the poetic dimension of Calvet. "He does not have a very extensive poetic work but it is very interesting," says the gallery owner.More news: 9780545769785: Scholastic Explore Your World: Birds: (Spanish language edition of Scholastic Discover More: Birds) - AbeBooks - Penelope Arlon: 0545769787
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But for Luísa Soares de Oliveira, the brand we recognize today as being distinctive of Carlos Calvet's work appears a few years later of these works. "It is the two-dimensional stylizations very much in the manner of English Pop, which also motivated other contemporary painters such as António Areal (with whom he also exhibited a few years later) or Palolo," explains the art critic, for whom "Calvet had the enormous merit of being part of the first generation that effectively managed to put Portuguese art in step with its international counterpart, a fact that was already evident in the 60's. "
" A Brasileira coffee in Chiado , honored him, acquiring a work of his own to integrate the set of modern Portuguese paintings that decorate it from the beginning of the 70s, "recalls Luísa Soares de Oliveira, explaining that" the image we see today is a reproduction, like all the others that decorate the walls of this icon of Lisbon life, but undoubtedly brings the painter's work closer to the daily life of those who pass through it. "
But Carlos Calvet was also an important name in photography by tuguese "His passing through photography was brief, but his work is a reference," says Emília Tavares, a curator of photography and new media at the Chiado Museum. Carlos Calvet is present in the collection of this museum along with names such as Fernando Lemos, Gérard Castello-Lopes, Vítor Palla, Carlos Afonso Dias and Sena da Silva.
"He always preferred painting but leaves us one brilliant work and a very important legacy, "continues Emilia Tavares, referring to the photographs Calvet made in the 1950s and 1960s." It was a very powerful and creative period. "
The funeral is expected to take place on Wednesday, according to information released by Lusa.