Sculptures by Bela Silva

The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga’s ceramics collection was the main inspiration for the sculptures currently on display in the garden; a blend of form, design, emotion, colour and animals, not to mention the enormous and inescapable influence of Bosch's painting with its imaginary beings.
In this exhibition, which obliged the artist to spend long periods in Lisbon, the city where she grew up and for which she feels profound longing whenever she is separated from it, Bela Silva wanted to return to the idea of colour, both the characteristic colours of Lisbon and those found in the playful Portuguese ceramics, full of animal figures, that decorated tables in the 19th century.