Nikias Skapinakis is considered one of Portugal’s most relevant painters of the late 20th century. The Lisbon-born painter of Greek descent is primarily self-taught, yet has a prolific career creating contemporary and expressionistic works in paintings as well as illustrations and engravings. And now, the Berardo Collection Museum is honoring the artist with a retrospective, Nikias Skapinakis. Present and Past. 2012 – 1950, through 25 June.
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Professor of Art History and Curator Raquel Henriques da Silva, has assembled 260 works in what is being billed as “the broadest and most significant anthology of Skapinakis’ work to date.” This was no easy task. To assist in procurement, the museum placed ads in the press announcing their search for Skapinakis works. 25 institutions and 84 private collectors complied with the request, ultimately providing the rare opportunity to see all the works in one venue.
To make sense of Skapinakis’ 60-year career, Henriques da Silva has organized the works into seven cores: The Metaphysical Point; Preposterous Painting; Monochronism and the Recovery of Color; Figures and Landscapes of the Valley of the Kings; People, Nymphs, Animals, Models and Fruits; Present Expressionism, and lithography and illustration.
For more information, visit the Berardo Collection Museum website.
Museu Colecção Berardo
Praça do Império
Phone: +351 213 612 878
Sunday to Friday: 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 22:00
Entrance is free