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An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study

Vanessa Antunes1,2,, Vitor Serrão1 , António Candeias3,4 , José Mirão3 , Sara Valadas3 , Maria Luísa Carvalho2 

1 ARTIS-Instituto História da Arte da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (ARTIS-FLUL), Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal

2 LIBPhys-UNL, Laboratório de Instrumentação, Engenharia Biomédica e Física da Radiação, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal

3 Laboratório HERCULES, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Largo Marquês de Marialva 8, 7000-676 Évora, Portugal

4 Laboratório José de Figueiredo, Direcção-Geral do Património Cultural (LJF-DGPC), Rua das Janelas Verdes 37, 1249-018 Lisboa, Portugal

* vanessahantunes@gmail.com

Abstract

Goa Cathedral former altarpiece, attributed to Garcia Fernandes and made around 1538, is one of the oldest western pictorial works in India. It is a work of great importance in the establishment of the conquest of Goa by the Portuguese but also for understanding the influence of Portuguese painting overseas. Goa Cathedral former altarpiece is revealed as a crucial study source of Garcia Fernandes' creative process. There is evidence in the vigorous underdrawing of these paintings, of the existence of different types of drawing, as well as abandoned iconographic themes, or formal alterations of compositions. The iconographic and stylistic study evidences north and south-European influences in the choice and representation of the themes around the Martírio de Santa Catarina. In the present study, this work is compared in the making of the underdrawing with other works attributed to Garcia Fernandes.

Keywords

Garcia Fernandes
Portuguese painting
Goa Cathedral
Underdrawing
Infrared reflectography
Iconography

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English

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10.14568/cp2018068

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Antunes, V.; Serrão, V.; Candeias, A.; Mirão, J.; Valadas, S.; Carvalho, M. L., 'An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study', Conservar Património 34 (2020) 73-87, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018068.

APA:
Antunes, V., Serrão, V., Candeias, A., Mirão, J., Valadas, S & Carvalho, M. L.. (2020). An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study. Conservar Património, 34 73-87. DOI:10.14568/cp2018068.

Chicago:
Antunes, Vanessa, Vitor Serrão, António Candeias, José Mirão, Sara Valadas, and Maria Luísa Carvalho. 2020. "An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study." Conservar Património 34:73-87. doi:10.14568/cp2018068.

NP405:
ANTUNES, Vanessa [et al.] – An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 34 (2020) 73-87 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018068>. ISSN 21829942.

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ANTUNES, Vanessa et al. An Artist's Sketchbook: the former altarpiece of Goa Cathedral (India) attributed to the painter Garcia Fernandes - iconographic and stylistic influences and underdrawing study. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 34, p. 73-87, 2020. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018068>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2018-12-9
Revised: 2019-6-19
Accepted: 2019-6-27
Online: 2020-7-31

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