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Belem´s Magical Modern Art Museum

On a wet and cloudy day in Lisbon I went to my happy place. The Museu Colecao Berardo is one of Lisbon´s best modern and contemporary art museums, with world class facilities and artworks. I only scratched the surface of their offerings with this small selection. It is true that one person´s trash is another person´s treasure, but in this place even the trash was treasure...

built in 1495  the Jeronimos Monastery

built in 1495 the Jeronimos Monastery


is now home to a couple of museums

is now home to a couple of museums


and is opposite some lovely formal gardens

and is opposite some lovely formal gardens


but the Modern Art Museum has a Henry Moore

but the Modern Art Museum has a Henry Moore


and is small but perfectly formed

and is small but perfectly formed


and overlooks delightful courtyards

and overlooks delightful courtyards


perhaps he holds a slightly simplistic viewpoint.

perhaps he holds a slightly simplistic viewpoint.


He didn´t mention the pretty shapes and colours.

He didn´t mention the pretty shapes and colours.


Portuguese #1

Portuguese #1


#2

#2


#3

#3


#4 In the arms of Morpheus

#4 In the arms of Morpheus


#5

#5


#6

#6


a very large canvas

a very large canvas


it makes you wonder

it makes you wonder


travel mistake #17

travel mistake #17


museum stairwell from a higher floor

museum stairwell from a higher floor


sorry mister, it slipped.

sorry mister, it slipped.


speaking of dogs

speaking of dogs


who let them out

who let them out


This one needs a haircut

This one needs a haircut


big and beautiful

big and beautiful


so is this

so is this


Eve

Eve


Interesting artworks

Interesting artworks


WTF is a plane doing here ?

WTF is a plane doing here ?


seen as sky from below and ground from above...

seen as sky from below and ground from above...


Men in Black

Men in Black


Sesame Street..

Sesame Street..


I don´t look like that, do I ?

I don´t look like that, do I ?


Adam

Adam


who´s got a big head?

who´s got a big head?


a perfect Mondrian

a perfect Mondrian


Andy Warhol does Julie

Andy Warhol does Julie


Egypt antiquities anyone

Egypt antiquities anyone


a priceless perfect 14th century Chinese cup..

a priceless perfect 14th century Chinese cup..


a very stylish Nudes with Unicorn...

a very stylish Nudes with Unicorn...

Posted by astrix7 17:00 Archived in Portugal

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