Portuguese Folk Art from Ana to Zé is a project aimed at researching, documenting and disseminating Portuguese folk arts. It presents two fundamental objectives: first, the construction of a digital archive that gathers information about the main popular artists (past and present) through their biographies; second, it intends to understand how popular arts in Portugal respond to the challenges of globalization, that is, how they respond to the tourist and heritage demands that characterize the contemporary world.
The project started in 2017 and is developed with the partnership of Cruzes Canhoto Gallery and the financial support of the Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte. It can be accessed at: http://www.artepopularportuguesa.org/
Artists by order of appearance: António Ramalho, Júlia Ramalho, Adão de Castro Almeida, César Teixeira, José Correia, Querubim Rocha, Joaquim Pires and Carminda Rodrigues. All the photos were taken by Joana Soares and Nuno Marques, who are collaborating with us in the project.