M de Lourdes Pintasilgo -The sky is my roof, the earth my country and freedom my religion  by Madalena Lobao-Tello

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Acrylic on canvas

- Featured in Shameless Self-Promotion Group, SKETCHING AND DRAWINGS group, Superbly Visual Group, Visual Texture Group and Everyday Woman Group
- Top Ten’ in ‘Main Colour Red’ Challenge

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (1930 -2004) was Portugal’s sole female prime minister and only the second woman to be prime minister of any European country; she has also held the posts of Minister of Social Affairs, State Secretary for Social Security, and Minister of Social Affairs.

As Ambassador to UNESCO, she was a member of the Executive Council as well as a member of the Portuguese Delegation to the UN General Assembly. Her extensive work for Portuguese women as a member of the International Movement, “The Graal,” and with the Women’s Liaison Group between Women’s Catholic Church and Ecumenical Council of Churches, has had enormous impact.
She was also President of the Interministerial Commission dealing with the condition of the status of women.

An industrial engineer, M. de Lourdes Pintasilgo held a key research post with the National Nuclear Energy Commission.
As an author, her works, The New Feminism-m, To Think the Church Anew and Roads for Our Joint Effort are widely read.

serie " Women of April Country – Mujeres del pais de Abril"

M de Lourdes Pintasilgo
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

I am a visual artist, painter and ceramist. The subject of my work is women. I born in Portugal, but I belong of all parts of the planet and my home is the World.
I work in a great number of mediums, including oil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, pencil, photography and mixed media. I have 3 sons.

My artwork can be found in private collections across Portugal, USA, France, Mozambique, Switzerland, Chile, Nicaragua and Argentina

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  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    There is a determination and strength captured here. The eyes are those of soft contemplation though….insightful and knowledgeable. Love your title too.

  • :) Thank you so much the comment and to favorite this painting!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Such an interesting technique – I am intrigued by its flatness, which somehow enhances the character’s depth.

  • Wow!!
    Great comment!
    Thank you so much!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • annamora
    annamoraover 3 years ago

    oh! – I do love her credo ! (especially – considering that she is catholic ;)
    this is very interesting and new information for me, Madalena ..and a very striking portrait too .. thank you .. I will try to look up more on MLP

  • Anna
    MLP was a great women!!
    Thank you so much your great comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    So compelling , so expressive . Soooooooooooooo Madalena , your awesome portraits so push my buttons…… Go girl go such a magical style to behold

  • Paul
    I very much regret my delay in answering! Please forgive me.
    Thank you so much for your comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago


  • shanghaiwu
    I am happy and honored for my painting have been selected to be featured!!
    Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 3 years ago


  • I very much regret my delay in answering! Please forgive me.
    Thank you so much for your comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • Robyn
    Thank you so much for featuring this painting in your group!! I am happy and honored!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for approve this painting in your group!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 2 years ago

  • Elaine
    This has just made my day and put a big smile on my face. :))))
    Thank you so much your feature!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 2 years ago

    A lovely, expressive work, in your unique style, Madalena, portrays this special lady so beautifully!!!

  • Pam
    So kind of you, i’m thrilled to get such a compliment!!! Thank you! :)

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

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