condition: like new make / manufacturer: Maluda model name / number: Lisboa size / dimensions: 24”W x 28”H
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Maluda was born in the city of Pangim, in Goa, in the then Portuguese state of India. She lived in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), where she started to paint and where she formed, with four other painters, the group that called themselves "The Independents", which exhibited collectively in 1961, 1962 and 1963. In 1963 she obtained a studies of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and traveled to Portugal, where she worked with the master Roberto de Araújo in Lisbon. Between 1964 and 1967 she lived in Paris, a Gulbenkian fellow. There she worked at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière with the masters Jean Aujame and Michel Rodde. It was at this point that she took an interest in portraiture and compositions that make the synthesis of the urban landscape, with a characteristic palette of colors and a brilliant use of light, which give her works a very own and unmistakable identity. She also was known by the name Maria Lourdes Ribero .
In 1969 she held his first solo exhibition at the Diário de Notícias gallery in Lisbon. In 1973 she held a large solo exhibition at the Gulbenkian Foundation, which was very successful, registering around 15,000 visitors and gave her great notoriety thereafter. Between 1976 and 1978 she was again a Gulbenkian Foundation Fellow, studying in London and Switzerland. From 1978 on, she also dedicated herself to the theme of windows, seeking to use them as a metaphor for public-private composition. In 1979 she received the "Prize of Painting" from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Lisbon. In that year she also held an exhibition at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris. From 1985, Maluda was invited to make several series of stamps for CTT. Two seals of his own made the "World Prize" for the best seal at the World Government Stamp Printers Conference in Washington in 1987 and in Périgueux (France) in 1989. In 1994 she received the prestigious "Bordalo Pinheiro Prize", attributed by Casa da Imprensa. Within the "Lisbon Capital of Culture", he held an individual exhibition at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. In 1998 she was honored by the President of the Republic Jorge Sampaio with the Order of the Infante D. Henrique, at the same time that it realized its last individual exhibition, "The seals of Maluda", sponsored by the CTT. Maluda died in Lisbon on February 10, 1999, at age 64, a victim of pancreatic cancer. Her body was buried in the Cemetery of Pleasures. In testament, the artist instituted the "Maluda Prize" which, for some years, was awarded by the National Society of Fine Arts. In 2009 a book was published that marks the passing of the tenth anniversary of her death, bringing together almost all of her vast work and counting on the High Sponsorship of the President of the Republic. In the same year, the Assembly of the Republic, in Lisbon, honored it with a great retrospective exhibition. Work Although experiencing various genres, including portraits, silkscreen prints, tapestries, posters, wall panels, illustrations and postage stamps, the main core of Maluda painting is very focused on the synthesis of the urban landscape, in his art, in Pamplona, follows, conceptually, Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), the master of Impressionism. Or, as Fernando Pernes wrote, her art represents "a systematic decantation of the Cezannean experience". The pictures she painted were based mainly on the cities, in particular on the painting of urban landscapes, windows and various other architectural elements. The notoriety of her seemingly simpler pictorial works (some of them used in official stamps commissioned by the Portuguese Post), while promoting it to one of the most popular Portuguese painters of the last decades of the 20th century Portuguese art, also had the negative effect of cover a vast complex graphic work. In her career, Maluda has held 24 solo exhibitions and is represented in several museums, among them the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Belém Cultural Center, but also in several private collections in Portugal and in other countries.
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