COLEÇÕES DE LENÇOS
Largo do Carmo, convento do Carmo, where the Lisbon’s sky is the protagonist. A place of styles, seasons, aesthetics, history and stories about Portugal. Loose elements like a Manuelino portico with its stone lace, a flower, inspire this drawing, this watercolor transformed into a silk scarf.
Rossio Railway Station. Carved stone in Manuelino style, the most Portuguese of styles, reminiscent of our maritime discoveries. A profusion of decorative elements that repeat themselves on the facade, in the same way there’s repetition in the arrival and departure of passengers. The beauty of the forms stands out, a detail that is the central motif of one more story about Lisbon.
Neptune, God of the sea, has at his side mermaids, nereids and tritons. It has the sea as its abode, it can cause the most terrible storms, to the most peaceful and calm waves. The monumental fountains of the Rossio are embellished by mythological figures in bronze and by mermaids, of tail wrapped by waves of the sea. These waves, along with all the other symbology, were the inspiration for this drawing.
In the avenue there was a river, its name was Valverde. The avenue, at one time known as Passeio Público, was born with the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake and was an extension Rossio square, a space of leisure. Today Avenida da Liberdade is synonymous with luxury and sophistication, the central axis of a cosmopolitan Lisbon. Buildings with history, facades that inspire drawings.
The light of Lisbon illuminates and invites. Walking, discovering, living, from the picturesque corners and the moments of its history, to the modern and cosmopolitan places. A look at the details of its beautiful architecture of the houses and palaces, the views of the viewpoints, the stories Lisbon have to tell, transformed into silk scarves. Lisbon, city that arouses passions!
Filigree, a symbol of Portugal.
An ancient art perfected by the Portuguese, the tradition revisited in this watercolor made of silk scarf. An art that has as its inspiration, nature, religion and love and which lasts from generation to generation.
PALÁCIO DA PENA
Palácio da Pena, in Sintra, is the most complete and remarkable example of Portuguese romantic architecture. The diversity and richness of its decorative styles and motifs inspire watercolors transformed into silk scarves.
MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lisbon. Its geometric facade, fluidity of forms. Perfect symbiosis with the river. The light of Lisbon gives new colors to the architecture reflected in the waters of the Tagus river, inspiring a watercolor that transforms into a silk scarf.
Grémio Literário in Lisbon is a private club founded in 1846 that promotes conviviality and intellectual activity. Its heritage is a source of inspiration for watercolors turned into silk scarves.
Watercolor inspired by decorative elements of the Armenian culture.
A tribute to the roots of Mr. Calouste Gulbenkian at a time we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth.