Bela Silva reflects the Portuguese taste for a gentle satire and whim. Creations of pleasure, her works are fun and provocative.

"Formal and contextually, work in ceramics from Bela Silva encapsulates both the essence of Portugal as the sensitivity of the late 90s."
Prof. Robert J. Loescher (Art Institute of Chicago)


"Interrogation, erudite and ironic, of the techniques and types of ceramics and European iconographies, this production denials affirmatively the anonymity and consensus, that's why the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) shows it as one of effective ways to present authors' ceramics."
Paulo Henriques (Museu Nacional do Azulejo's former Director).


In February, the Museum invited the sculptor and ceramist Bela Silva to come talk to us about her books and of its visual references in artistic creation. With the installation of a temporary exhibition of works by the author in the collection of the Museum, and it is also revealed the collection in reserve, which is one of the objectives of the program of the Room Ler +.
The books are thus a way to a better understanding of art and works of art, an excuse for reading.


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The Room Ler + in the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) is a room for reading, integrated in the visit to the museum, is free and is intended as a stimulus for further discussions around the books, with a monthly programming.