Six centuries of artistic creation
João Reis inherited from his father, the painter Carlos Reis, a taste for plein air painting and the spontaneous capture of fleeting effects of light and shadow, aesthetic values upheld by the naturalist painters. His work remains timeless, and he painted for the pleasure of painting, remaining true to his visual sensibility. He found in landscape painting an ever-renewed interest, particularly for sea landscapes, where the transparency of water, fog, mist, and other atmospheric effects would constantly challenge and seduce him. In this painting, the chromatic palette, in an arrangement of impressionist brush strokes, suggests the rippling of the river, the impalpable sky between blue and pink, the hazy atmosphere, and the reflection of the boats on the surface of the water.
| Oil on canvas, 79 x 94 cm
| TORRES NOVAS. Carlos Reis Municipal Museum