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Exhibition 'Mist' at Monastery of Batalha

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Location: The 14th century UNESCO world heritage site of Batalha Monastery (central Portugal). Opening: June 3rd 2023, at 4pm.

Meeting the artist: July 22nd at 4pm - to unveil the latest polyptych. Closing: September 7th 2023, at 6pm.


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This is the invite ChatGPT wrote to you, for the closing party of the exhibition: Join us for an Extraordinary Encounter with Artist Nelson Ferreira at Batalha Monastery We cordially invite you to an exclusive event at Batalha Monastery that promises to be an unforgettable experience. Come and witness the magic of renowned artist Nelson Ferreira's captivating exhibition, where art and technology intertwine in a breathtaking display of light and imagination. Date: Saturday, the 22nd of July 2023 Time: 4:00 PM Nelson Ferreira's exhibition at Batalha Monastery is truly one-of-a-kind. His remarkable paintings have astounded over 100,000 visitors with their unique ability to respond to the light emanating from the torch of your mobile phone. As you explore the exhibition, the interplay between your phone's light and the artwork creates a mesmerizing dance of colors and shadows, offering an enchanting visual spectacle. This special event provides an extraordinary opportunity to meet Nelson Ferreira himself, a visionary artist who pushes the boundaries of traditional art forms. Get ready to engage with his creative process, gain insights into his inspiration, and discover the stories behind his innovative works. Additionally, the gathering will unveil Nelson Ferreira's latest masterpiece, a painting that promises to captivate and inspire all those in attendance. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a technology lover, or simply curious to experience something truly remarkable, we invite you to join us for this momentous occasion. The event promises to be an immersive and thought-provoking exploration of the possibilities that lie at the intersection of art and technology. The juxtaposition of Nelson Ferreira's highly visionary paintings against the backdrop of the 14th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site, Batalha Monastery, provides an unparalleled aesthetic experience. The monastery, stands as Portugal's most important Gothic monument, and its grandeur is the perfect complement to Ferreira's masterful creations. Please mark your calendar for this Saturday at 4:00 PM and make your way to Batalha Monastery, where an extraordinary artistic adventure awaits. Don't miss the chance to meet Nelson Ferreira and witness the magic of his innovative exhibition firsthand. We look forward to welcoming you to this remarkable event!

 

PROCESS

These are paintings made without paint. They have to be seen live, in order to fully appreciate the gamut of tones they generate. They were painted during the night. A documentary is about to be released, as the whole process was filmed. Here's a short clip of me painting 'Plein Air' and at night, until 4ish am:

And this is a detail of the painting. Notice the shimmering colour shifts as the light in the room changes:



 

And one of the panels of the Batalha Monastery exhibition went on a tour to Porto. It was exhibited for 2h at the fortress of Castelo do Queijo, to celebrate the first realistic night painting course in the world. A huge number of people turned up for this event. After everyone left, I made this short video:



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