Museu Grao Vasco, Viseu

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The Grão Vasco Museum is an art museum located in the city of Viseu, in Portugal. The museum is named after one of the most important Portuguese painters of the Renaissance, Vasco Fernandes, who had his workshop in Viseu.The museum, founded in 1916, occupies the building of the old Seminary, located beside Viseu Cathedral. The building, began in the late 16th century in Mannerist style, has had its interior recently modernised by Porto architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.The main exhibits of the museum are the painted altarpieces executed for Viseu Cathedral during the Renaissance. These include the main altarpiece, executed by a workshop that included the young Vasco Fernandes and was apparently led by Francisco Henriques, as well as later altarpieces by a mature Vasco Fernandes and his collaborator, Gaspar Vaz. The artistic significance of these altarpieces turn the Grão Vasco Museum into one of the most important art museums in Portugal.The collections also include metalwork, tapestry and sculpture.
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  • A very interesting Museum to know the intellectual reality of Viseu. Based mainly on the painter Vasco Fernandes, it has beautiful paintings and the work of restoration of the building is very well ac...  more »
  • The collection on display is important but very limited. It is said that there are many more. Stored? The above in relation to the 21st century. XIX and XX is minimal. Columbano is the most represented. We would like to see more Silva Porto, António Carneiro Vieira Lusitano. Delfim Ferreira, etc. And by the way of Amadeo Souza Cardoso. And since there are so many/the assistants throughout the Museum to help visitors interpret the works and not simply to refer to the monitors, and not always for the room and whose reading is fairly de-motivating.
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  • Museum dedicated to Vasco Fernandes ... beautiful works and Museum very well taken care of. There's always an exhibition of another artist on the side. Thanks have known.
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  • Quiet place with magnificent religious paintings by Vasco. Especially the one with St. Peter. The only thing I missed –postcards in museum shop.
  • They only let Portuguese for free on Sundays until 13:00. Are we all in the EU or Portugal goes by itself?! Very unfriendly reception.
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  • a half dead museum
  • A little bit of the history of Portuguese painting.
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