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Fado by Stuart Carvalhais

15 September, 2005 to 30 April, 2006


Barometer of the song’s popularity, before the phono-graphic record, the score has established an essencial vehicle to the music record marketing. The most successful fados sung on the Revista stages or in film are usually published in musical sheets for solo piano or voice and piano, going for the market of domestic music making, linked to fado at least since the 1870s. From 1920 the printing of scores knows a large increase, by the hand of music publishers, who hire famous artists to do the covers, the graphic presentation to the public.

Following the donation to the Museu do Fado of a large collection of musical sheets printed with illustrations by Stuart Carvalhais (1887/1961), the museum promotes a temporary exhibition alluding to the illustration work of Stuart within the universe of fado.

Este acervo foi doado por Michel de Roubaix ao Museu do Fado, que agora expõe aproximadamente uma centena e meia de partituras representativas da obra gráfica e plástica de Stuart de Carvalhais no âmbito da ilustração de capas de partituras impressas.

This collection was donated by Michel de Roubaix to the Museu do Fado, which now exposes approximately one hundred and fifty scores representative of Stuart Cravalhais graphic and plastic work in the illustration covers of printed scores.

The exhibition also includes the illustration works by Stuart Carvalhais contemporary artists such as Almada Negreiros, Botelho, Amarelhe, Armindo, Afonso Costa, Fred Kradofler, Pinto de Campos Telles Machado, Júlio Sousa, Fraga, among others.