A new exhibition of Júlio Pomar opens on July 21, 12 pm, and will be on until December 31, at the Municipal Museum of Óbidos. The Foundation and the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar are showcasing the Portuguese artist’s drawing, serigraphy and engraving work about the fictional character Dom Quixote, marking the launch of the second edition of Portugal’s Folio, the Óbidos International Literary Festival.
“For the first time, in one only venue, you can see works from the three phases of the artist about D.Quixote. The first one from 1959 – 1961, when, upon an invitation of the publisher Bertrand, he illustrated an edition of Cervantes’ masterpiece; the second, in 1998, during the exhibition at the Cidadela de Cascais; and the third one, between 2004 and 2005, which coincides with the creation of hundreds of drawings for a special edition in the press,” according to a note sent to the media.
For the curator of the exhibition, Alexandre Pomar — who is also the artist’s son and president of the Júlio Pomar Foundation —, this selection, “done on purpose for Folio”, has the double goal of “celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, who was a major figure of the literature and author of Dom Quixote”, as well as bringing Júlio Pomar’s work into Folio “a festival known for the way it relates the arts with literature”.
The second edition of Portugal’s Folio will take place between September 22 and October 2.