João Cristino da Silva

1829-1877 Portugal/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-João Cristino da Silva, born in Alfama, Lisbon was an illustrator and painter. He entered the Lisbon Academy of Fine arts in 1841. He left in 1847 due to a rebellious leaning towards his instruction and took up engraving for two years before returning to painting. He exhibited in Paris, where his painting Five Artists in Sintra was bought by King Ferdinand II which gained him much recognition. He visited Paris and Switzerland for brief periods and became influenced by the works of Caspar David Friedrich. He became a stand-in Professor at the Academy for nearly a decade, until his state of mind deteriorated and he was eventually committed to an asylum, where he died from a heart attack in 1877. His paintings were mostly of Romantic landscapes.

 

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a landscape

a landscape

five artists
at sintra

five artists at sintra

head
of a boy

head of a boy


navy

navy

the
passage of cattle

the passage of cattle


self portrait

self portrait


road to pena

road to pena


returning home

returning home


landscape

landscape