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Luís Filipe de Abreu e o desenho das notas de escudo emitidas pelo Banco de Portugal

Author(s): Pinho, Maria Teresa Nogueira de Morais da Cruz

Date: 2012

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Origin: Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa

Subject(s): Abreu, Luís Filipe de, 1935-; Portugal. Banco de Portugal; Desenho; Ilustração; Notas de banco


Since the Portuguese Escudo banknotes appeared, in 1910 with the Implantation of the Republic– issued by the Portuguese Central Bank –, until they were replaced in 2002 by the Euro, they have undergone huge changes, both regarding the evolution of the safety rules, of the production technical means and their artistic design. This work aims at shedding light on the process of making an Escudo banknote, which has always been involved in major secrecy. Hereby we try to understand the paper currency as a means of production and transmission of images and concepts linked to the visual culture of its time. This essay focuses on approaching the evolution of the design of the Escudo banknotes that has had the contribution of Portuguese plastic artists, the last one having been Luís Filipe de Abreu, as subsequently the Portuguese State adhered to the Euro. We will start by analysing the first Escudo banknotes partly designed by the engravers of the Portuguese Central Bank. We will subsequently analyse the work of João de Sousa Araújo, who was the first to change the design of this banknotes, and finally we will analyse the “author banknotes” drawing by Luís Filipe de Abreu, who totally revolutionised what had been done in Portugal until then. With this work we try to broadly research, collect, gather and analyse, both in depth and individually, the whole process of producing a fiduciary note in order to better understand the importance of the great innovative work of Luís Filipe de Abreu, highlighting in the process the role and quality of drawing, as a mean of investigation

Tese de mestrado, Desenho, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes, 2012

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Arruda, Luísa de Orey Capucho, 1949-
Contributor(s) Pinho, Maria Teresa Nogueira de Morais da Cruz
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