Two hundred works bear witness to the extraordinary cultural, artistic and social epic of Portugal from the 14th to the 16th century. A work of great scientific interest, reconstructing the contours of a glorious civilization.
Portugal was at the center, from the 14th to the 16th century, of an extraordinary cultural, artistic and social epic, still visible today in the documentation of splendid artworks. Two hundred pieces from the leading museums of Portugal – sculptures in stone and wood, paintings, goldsmithery, fabrics, illuminated manuscripts – were presented in Rimini to illustrate these crucial centuries of Portuguese history. True “pilgrims of the sea”, soldiers, merchants, artists and men of science, the Portuguese were the protagonists of the greatest adventure of all time: the discovery of new lands, from the Indies to the Americas. And it is precisely from overseas that the exhibition has gathered the first, rare evidence of what was being discovered during the period in question. The volume illustrates precious documents, materials of great scientific interest, reconstructing the contours of a glorious civilization that was redefining the “ends of the earth”.