Six centuries of artistic creation
As an artist, D. Carlos de Bragança had a remarkable presence in the naturalistic painting of the time. His artistic career is essentially that of a self-taught, curious-minded man with an aesthetic sensitivity, open to knowledge and science, who travels, observes, studies, and whose privileged status allows him to access various means of information, documentation and advice. He had a particular passion for the sea and all things related, water sports, boats, marine fauna and flora, which he would analyse and catalogue with great scientific rigour during the oceanographic expeditions he pioneered in Portugal. In this depiction of a sailing boat off the coast of Guia, the flicker of light brings the swelling waves to life, darkened by the reflection of the clouds, translating the emotion with which he felt and interpreted the sea.
| Oil on canvas, 43 x 61 cm
| LISBON. Belém Palace