Six centuries of artistic creation
Between the postwar period and the early 1950s, Júlio Pomar was one of the leading representatives of neorealism in painting. Over the course of more than six decades, he developed a diversified oeuvre, inseparable from the social and cultural changes of his time, encompassing the most varied visual values. In this painting, probably made from photography, a source of inspiration to which he frequently resorted, Pomar oscillates between figuration and near-abstraction, capturing the chromatic smudge of the triangular shapes of the sails, the rhythm of the arrangement of the boats, aligned in parallel lines on the sand, marked by the diagonal lines of the shadows.
| Oil on conglomerate, 60 x 60 cm
| VILA FRANCA DE XIRA. Neo-Realism Museum