Historical photograph of the Parque da Pena in Sintra

Buçaco, Caxias, Pena

Colloquium on Gardens and Parks in Portugal
The colloquium will present new research on Portuguese gardens and parks, which are generally little known outside the country.
08.02.2023, 18:15

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

The colloquium "Buçaco, Caxias, Pena: Sacred and Secular Concepts in Portuguese Gardens and Parks from the 16th to the 19th Century" is part of the lecture series "All Times, All Lands: World and Nature in the Garden", which presents new research on garden art since the early modern period. The formulation that "all times and all countries" are brought together and evoked in gardens ("tous les temps et tous les lieux", Carmontelle, 1779) referred to the Anglo-Chinese garden of the late 18th century. Moreover, a transboundary potential of any garden conception is named here. The design of the natural terrain and the use of plants as well as the artistic layout and furnishings transform gardens into heterotopic spaces.

With contributions by Iris Lauterbach, Nadja Horsch (Leipzig), Hubertus Fischer (Berlin) and Marta Oliveira Sonius (Berlin)


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80333 München

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    18:15 – 20:30

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Historical photograph of the Parque da Pena in Sintra
Parque da Pena in Sintra, anonymous panorama photo, albumen print, after 1870 (Photo collection of the Rijksmuseum) © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Public Domain)
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Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte © Foto: Gunnar Menzel


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