Cangiante – Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection

João Penalva
Centro de Arqueologia e Artes de Beja (CAAB), Beja, Portugal
3 July- 6 November 2021

Cangiante is an Italian word that derives from the late Latin cambiare, meaning “to change”. To alter, to pass through a change, to undergo a transformation. Cangiante is also a fabric or a cloth, an iridescent canvas, an effect or a sensation, a mutant variable.It is a colour that changes its tone depending on the light, one of the four canons of Renaissance painting.

The exhibition Cangiante – Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection, curated by Antonia Gaeta, brings these elements together and promotes a dialogue between the various works, techniques and materials of the artists represented in the Collection. The exhibition’s curatorship is an open one and permeable to the work of the guest artists Ana Manso and Dayana Lucas about something that already exists, but which now has the possibility of being different.