24 March 2018
SERIOUS EXHIBITION TO LAUGH SERIOUSLY: RAFAEL BORDALO PINHEIRO
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, master of Portuguese faience, put popular culture in the pieces of crockery he designed.
An eminent designer and renowned ceramist, who earned him the title of Artistic Director in the newly founded Fábrica de Faianças das Caldas in 1884.
He expressed through comic strip and in what we call today graphic design.
Man of values, his work merges with his own life. He was a defender of the Republic in full Monarchy and always supportive in the fight against social injustices.
Humor and caricature were his weapons to spread his ideals and expose injustices and political bargaining.
The Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum, in Campo Pequeno, descended to Lisbon downtown.