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Honouring a literary great

Portuguese poet and writer Fernando Pessoa died at the age of 47 in 1935 almost unknown to the public and leaving a lifetime of unfinished and unpublished works.  

However, since his death, he has been recognised as one of the most representative poets of the 20th century with his works in both English and Portuguese receiving global critical acclaim.

In honour of Fernando Pessoa and the 75th anniversary of his death, an exhibition of paintings by 15 different artists from the Arte Algarve movement will be open to the public at the Santo António Gallery in Monchique.

At the inauguration this evening (Friday), Monchique Mayor Rui André and all the artists who have created interpretations of Fernando Pessoa for this exhibition, will be present at the gallery from 6pm to mark the beginning of the art show.

Artists Anneli Kurkela, Arlindo Arez, Elsa Zorkow, Else van der Laan, Ernesto Mies, Francisco Rousseau, Jacek Krenz, José Freire, Manuela Caneco, Maria Balmori, Marina Mourão, Michal Krenz, Peter de Jong, São Nunes and Xico Fran have all contributed to the exhibition.

The exhibition of paintings portraying Fernando Pessoa is available to view at the Santo António gallery in Monchique from today (Friday) until May 12.

The gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday from midday until 4pm and on Sunday from midday until 4pm.  

For further information about the exhibition or the Santo António Gallery in Monchique please visit www.artealgarve.net (available in English) or call 282 913 130.