Estudo e análise do sistema construtivo da fábrica do retábulo-mor da igreja do Colégio de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Porto

  • Carina Soraia Vidal Martins (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


To enhance the study and comprehension of the construction systems employed in altarpieces, which have historically received limited attention, both in terms of conserving their original components and conducting comprehensive analyses to fathom the functionality of each constituent part in supporting the altarpiece, as well as discerning any underlying construction rationale employed by the builders, a meticulous examination was undertaken. This investigation encompassed an exploration of the evolution of these structures over the centuries. To complement this research, the late-baroque altarpiece within the Church of the College of Nossa Senhora da Esperança in Porto was chosen. This selection facilitated a thorough investigation of every element comprising the structural system, involving three-dimensional illustrations and a comprehensive analysis.
Date of Award20 Mar 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEduarda Vieira (Supervisor), João Miranda Guedes (Co-Supervisor) & José Luis Silva (Co-Supervisor)


  • Constructive systems
  • Altars rear space
  • Main altar
  • Church of Nossa Senhora da Esperança
  • Baroque
  • Porto


  • Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais

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