Figures in Motion

Small statues, with a bottom and a body linked by a wire, which once are touched, repeat a movement which brings them to life. These pieces soon became very popular, and in them Bordallo caricatured many popular characters, belonging to different social classes.

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Length: 110 mm

Figures in motion - Old Gossiper

Or Maria da Paciência, created by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro is the companion of Zé-povinho. A burlesque and caricature representation of a popular type of woman. The art of caricature has always been a presence in the work of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, revealing the comic characters, be it popular, political or social.