Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre

1806-1879 Brazil/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre was born in Rio Pardo, Rio Grande do Sul in 1806. At sixteen, he was a watchmaker in Porto Alegre, and when he took up painting there, he changed his surname to "Porto Alegre". At twenty-one, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro and studied under Jean Baptiste Debret, a French producer of lithographs of Brazilian life. Next, he went to Paris with Debret, painted at the École National Superiéure des Beaux-Art, and visited Italy, Belgium and England. Back in Brazil, he was a painter to the City Council and received several commissions for architectural works. He founded periodicals in 1843, the "Lanterna Mágica", in 1844, was the first magazine with caricatures. Porto Alegre entered politics in 1850 and became consul in Germany and Portugal. During that time, he published his poem "Columbus." Emperor Dom Pedro II bestowed on him the title of "Baron de Santo Ângelo" in 1874. He died in Lisbon in 1879.

 

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italian
landscape

italian landscape

great tijuca
waterfall

great tijuca waterfall

alegre italian
peasant

alegre italian peasant

study for pedro
ii s sagration

study for pedro ii s sagration

manuel de araujo
Porto-Alegre

manuel de araujo porto-alegre by ferdinando krumholz

a
grotto

a grotto

manuel de araujo
Porto-Alegre

manuel de araujo porto-alegre by pedro americo

brazilian
forest

brazilian forest


grotto

grotto

croquies for
a scenario

croquies for a scenario

portrait of
pedro i of brazil

portrait of pedro i of brazil


pieta

pieta

self
portrait

self-portrait

santa
anna

santa anna

study for a
decorative panel

study for a decorative panel

brazilian
jungle

brazilian jungle