Have you seen the work of the forgotten Goan artist, who created native Christian iconography?

Venita Gomes

This year marks the 120th birth anniversary of artist Angelo da Fonseca. As part of the celebrations, an exhibition of his work is being held at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panjim.
On display at the exhibition are 126 prints, in actual sizes, of Fonseca’s work, which are featured in an upcoming book. The original prints on display belong to the Xavier Centre of Historical Research Goa, Porvorim, and the ‘Jesuitenmission’ Nurnberg, Germany.
Fonseca has painted a series of canvases on religious themes. The series includes the Creed, the life of Christ and His Mother Mary.
'The Annunciation', 1953 watercolor on paper.
A watercolour on paper (1967) depiction of St John, the Baptist.
Untitled (Madonna): 1954.
'The Holy Grail', 1955
'Mary visits Elizabeth', 1954
'The Last Supper' by Fonseca.

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