17 June, 2011

Why Don't You?

Masterpiece of Portuguese painting of the fifteenth century the Panels of Sao Vicente de Fora is a work composed of six panels by portuguese painter Nuno Gonçalves. With a dry, powerfully realistic style the artist portray prominent figures of the Portuguese court of his time crossing the whole society from nobility and clergy to the people.

José de Figueiredo was, during the 30's, the curator of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the most important art museum in Portugal as well as one of the most important in Europe. In the last years of his life he was sentenced to prison, where he died, after admitting to masturbate watching the panels of St. Vincent de Fora. The curator also stated that he had left a very personal mark on the panels. His sperm.