This article studies the early 1920s Olhão views painted by Eduardo Viana (1881–1967). It analyzes Viana’s turn to Algarvian-Mediterranean landscapes, while considering the emergence of Olhão as the Portuguese “cubist village” rendered just before its regionalization by the fascist cultural industry. I contend that Viana’s vistas stem from his cosmopolitan profile and earlier avant-garde experiences, suggesting also that Olhão’s Mediterranean “cubist”-built environment offered Viana the prospect of a denationalized geography. The relationship between identity, place and politics will therefore be discussed.
Cunha Leal, Joana. "Disclosing the Ultimate Mediterranean Cubist Village. Place, Identity and Politics in Eduardo Viana’s Olhão Landscapes." Artl@s Bulletin 10, no. 2 (2021): Article 9.