AN EXHIBITION of oil paintings on wood, watercolours and etchings by renowned German painter, Kurt Mühlenhaupt, is currently being displayed at the Vale do Lobo Art Gallery.
Kurt Mühlenhaupt, born in 1921, was one of the best known and most popular characters of the arts world in Berlin. Famous in Germany for his portraits of the world of the proletariat, the narrow streets and their inhabitants, he was considered by critics as a new Zille.
Mühlenhaupt adored the Algarve, and was a frequent visitor to his home in Montes de Cima for over 20 years, until his death in 2006. Here he painted western Algarve landscapes, wild flowers, fishermen and their fish, peasants and their vegetable wares, country fairs. Thus a large collection of oil paintings, watercolours and engravings were born, inspired by the artist’s numerous lengthy stays in the Algarve.
This exhibition shows a selection of these Algarve-themed works. It is organised in collaboration with the São Lourenço Cultural Centre and is open to the public until June 11, Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm.