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Strangeness first and curiosity later: these were the ingredients that allowed the intercultural dialogue that gave rise to the introduction of original iconographic themes and repertoires that are reflected in the works of art present in the Portuguese Presence Exhibition in Asia. Thus, objects from India, produced from European models, but with local techniques and raw materials – to initially satisfy an ecclesiastical clientele and, later, orders from European noble and bourgeois elites – are manifested here in the liturgical implements, textiles, jewellery, furniture, ivory objects, safes, counters, revealing the symbolism and symbiosis of the two cultures. The same happened in Japan, where the contacts established between the Japanese and the first Portuguese, gave rise to a unique artistic manifestation known as “namban art” of which the screens, counters, oratories, helmet and stirrups are eloquent examples. The great fascination exercised by Chinese and Japanese cultures, since the 16th century, remained until the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, with Portuguese intellectuals Camilo Pessanha and Manuel Teixeira Gomes, who became reference figures in the art of collecting. By collecting iconic objects from these cultures – such as scroll paintings, Chinese painting albums, costumes, objects for scholars, Chinese snuff […]

Friday, from 19.00 to 20.30 Target audience M/16 years old Tenchi Tessen is an art of movement. Its purpose is to allow human beings to find harmony with themselves and with the world, between heaven (ten) and earth (chi). Created by Georges Stobbaerts, tenchi tessen can be compared to a hieratic dance, an art for the unity of the body, which is situated in the present moment, where the fan replaces the saber and confrontation gives way to conciliation. In collaboration with TenChi School TenChi International Association IN CASE OF WITHDRAWAL: There will be a refund of the total registration fee when the withdrawal is communicated up to 8 working days before the activity. After that date, reimbursement can only be considered if the place is filled or in situations of illness, accident, or other imponderables of force majeure, duly proven. If the activity does not take place due to lack of participants, or for any other reason, the registration fee will be refunded in full. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Educational Service Tel. 213 585 299 E-mail: servico.educativo@foriente.pt prices €30.00/participant/one lesson per week/month € 10.00| single class




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