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The most important paintings in the Viceroyalty of Brazil adorned architectural settings. In the 18th century, Manuel da Costa Ataíde produced brightly colored, illusionistic scenes for churches in the Minas Gerais, including the famous Glorification of the Virgin for the nave of the church of S. Francisco de Assisi in Ouro Prêto.
Although he also painted in oils, António de Oliveira Bernardes rose to prominence as a painter of azulejos (glazed tiles). In Braga Cathedral, he employed subtle gradations of cobalt blue in the Chapel of St. Geraldo, showing scenes from the life of the cathedral’s former archbishop as well as St. Pedro de Rates. Known for this masterful use of contrasting intensities of light, Bernardes’s work influenced both his Portuguese contemporaries and the following generation through his pupils, including his son.
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