Six centuries of artistic creation
João Vaz was mainly a painter of landscapes, with a particular sensitivity for sea and river views and a very genuine taste and curiosity for sea, flora and fauna themes. In this view of the river Tagus, he meets the challenges faced by naturalist painters, in capturing nature and the surrounding space in their multiple aspects of fleeting light and the variations they offered at different times of the day. In the near monochrome of the palette, in the tonality of the sky and the river in the same light grey colour, one can feel the mist, the colder atmosphere, the river tranquility, only stirred by the reflections of the flickering of the water.
| Oil on wood, 50 x 65 cm
| SETÚBAL. Setúbal Museum – Jesus Convent