European and Portuguese Drawing (16th-19th centuries)

Represented in a stylized, symbolic or naturalistic way, animals have always been present in Western art. It is, however, from the beginning of the modern era that the artists of northern Europe, taking a closer look at the natural world, also became interested in animals, capturing the beauty of their forms and their expressions. Not intending to systematize such a varied theme, this exhibition seeks to illustrate the curiosity by European artists for the animal world, between the 16th and 19th centuries, through some drawings from the MNAA collection.

Alexandra Gomes Markl

Exhibition booklet

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