BEAUTY, SEDUCTION AND SHARING
Art Collection Maria and João Cortez de Lobão
The Supper at Emmaus by Charles de la Fosse
One of the most renowned disciples of the French master Charles le Brun, Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716), left in 1662 for a two-year trip to Italy where he visited Rome and Venice, where he discovered Veronese's painting. The Supper at Emmaus canvas that is now on display at the MNAA – within the scope of the partnership developed with the Gaudium Magnum Foundation/Coleção Maria e João Cortez de Lobão – reflects well the decisive influence of Veronese on the work of Charles de la Fosse.
OPENING26 October | 18h
Charles de La Fosse (Paris, 1636-1716) | The Supper at Emmaus, c.1700-1705 | Oil on canvas | 124,5 × 135 cm | Fundação Gaudium Magnum | ©Jorge Simão (post-production: José Ventura)
Charles de La Fosse (Paris, 1636-1716) | Study for The Supper at Emmaus, c.1700-1705 | Oil on canvas | 29 × 22 cm | Fundação Gaudium Magnum | ©Jorge Simão (post-production: José Ventura)
About the Gaudium Magnum Foundation
The Gaudium Magnum Foundation – Maria and João Cortez de Lobão Art Collection - was created in 2018. Its mission is the enhancement of Portugal - its culture and its people - and the Portuguese language. The Gaudium Magnum Foundation aims to be an institution open to the world, promotes the Common Good, and contributes to a fairer society in the light of Christian values and the mission of Portugal in the world. To pursue these goals, it bases its action on four fundamental areas: Culture, Education, Charity, and Research. Regarding the Cultural Area, the Foundation’s art collection gathers a valuable set of works of art, mainly by Old Masters, with a significant component of Portuguese artists.