Transnational Dialogues in the Images of A Ilustração, 1884-1892

Arthur Valle, Joana Leal, Margarida Medeiros
2015 RIHA Journal   unpublished
A Ilustração, directed by the Portuguese Mariano Pina (1860-1899) and published between May 1884 and January 1892, was a Luso-Brazilian illustrated magazine that for most of its existence was edited and printed in Paris before being sent to its main target markets in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro. The location of the magazine office in a city at the centre of Western intellectual life of that time enabled it to become a place of convergence and dialogue between agents and ideas from diverse
more » ... rom diverse nationalities. Through the analysis of some images published by A Ilustração, this article tries to shed light on the editorial and aesthetic policies of the magazine, characterized simultaneously by the assimilation of ideas coming from cultural centres like Paris and by the proposition of new ideas appropriate to the cultural realities of Portugal and Brazil.