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.



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