Centro Cultural de Belém and the Berardo Collection Museum, were my destination this afternoon. The heat and the sun were left outside. Within the museum walls there's time to dedicate to the contemplation of the vast collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and video. Some famous and less known artists deserve a careful study of their techniques and talent.
I left the museum with the idea that it is worth another visit.
The Berardo Collection Museum offers a true panorama, as well as a means of exploring visual artistic creation from the early 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century, especially from Europe and North America. The works represented in the collection impart a richness of history, style, origins and materials. The collection includes works from Abstraction, Figuration, Surrealism, Pop Art, Hyperrealism, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Sculpture, Installation, contemporary Photography and Video. It also constitutes a transversal view of art, whereby works represent different sensitive viewpoints and influences. Visiting this museum is also a journey through modern and contemporary Portuguese Art, emphasizing its originality and inernational character.
This selection represents the portrait and perspective of a collector, José Berardo, born in 1944, whose selection led him to keep critical works that are part of the world's artistic heritage.
The Berardo Collection Museum is managed by a Foundation created by the Portuguese Government, Centro Cultural de Belém and by the Berardo family.