Heights and abysses, temperature differences, intensities and creative forces: the romantic experience of the world is, by nature, excessive, visionary and elegiac. The exhibition, whose title is a verse by the German poet Hölderlin, also used by the filmmaking duo Jean Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet for their film about the death of the Greek philosopher Empedocles, presents the Herbarium of Júlio Dinis in dialogue with drawings and sculptures by Rui Chafes, Ilda David', Teixeira de Pascoaes, Manuel Rosa and Lourdes Castro; wall paintings by José Almeida Pereira, based on works by artists linked to the romantic imaginary; and original sound composition by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Pedro Monteiro.
(From the curatorial text)
In a reinacted palace from the XIXth century a series of showcases were designed to house 3 different "herbariums", in dialogue with each other.
Curator: Nuno Faria
Exhibition Design: Ivo Poças Martins and Museu da Cidade
Extensão do Romantismo - Museu da Cidade
Exhibition photography by António Alves
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