João de Almeida

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London 2006

Hellmut Wohl,
Emeritus Professor of Art History at Boston University

The drawings of João de Almeida correspond to and are faithful to what Ortega y Gasset characterizes as the “age-old habit” of thinking of things, or, we might interpolate, the world around us as “solid enough to offer resistance to our hands”. In this way they offer a subjective visual experience of intimacy and immediacy of the cliffs that the artist traverses with what Ortega calls the “mysterious resonance of touch preserved by sight”.
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