Era Não Era / Is It, is It Not?


2019


              Intricate paintings on paper and cloth, based on Portuguese folklore and tales, particularly those from the book Contos Tradicionais do Povo Português (Traditional Tales from the Portuguese People), by Teófilo Braga.
Child-like illustrations explore the mischief and fantasy which seamlessly coexist in fables.





                      


Uma Casa Muito Alta / A Very Tall House, 2019
Gouache and pencil on paper (1); Inkjet print on silk (2)
40 x 209 cm







Uma Casa Muito Alta / A Very Tall House (detail), 2019
Inkjet print on silk
40 x 209 cm







Uma Casa Muito Alta / A Very Tall House (detail), 2019
Screen-print over inkjet printed silk-bamboo
53,5 x 37 cm



The Man Who Picks Up Trees / O Homem que Colhe Pinheiros, 2019
Gouache and pencil on paper 
64 x 209 cm







The Man Who Picks Up Trees / O Homem que Colhe Pinheiros (details), 2019
Screen-print over inkjet printed silk twill
58 x 39 cm





O Boi, a Cabra e o Lobo / The Bull the Goat and the Wolf, 2019
Gouache and pencil on paper (1); Inkjet print on paper (2)
54 x 209 cm (1); 106 x 327 cm (2)







Portrait of a Lady, 2019
Screen print on silk bamboo
38 x 98,5 cm










Model for a House, 2019
Gouache and collage on foamboard
8 x 15 x 25 cm








A Peach Tree Full of Apples / Um Pessegueiro Carregado de Maçãs, 2019
Gouache and pencil on paper
74 x 209 cm








A Peach Tree Full of Apples / Um Pessegueiro Carregado de Maçãs (detail), 2019
Gouache and pencil on paper
74 x 209 cm







A Very Beautiful Girl / Uma Menina Bem Formosa, 2019
Screen-print on inkjet printed silk bamboo
45 x 209 cm












Para Quem Achar Este Menino / To Whoever Finds this Boy, 2019
Screen-print on inkjet printed silk bamboo
77 x 209 cm







Tests for A Very Beautiful Girl and To Whoever FInds this Boy 
Screen-print over inkjet printed silk bamboo






Model for a Living Room, 2019
Gouche and collage on foamboard
22,5 x 12,5 x 40 cm







Pages (12)
Screen print and embelishments on silk
Each approx. 27 x 27 cm






Pages (1 / 12) (detail)
Screen print, collage and drawing on silk
Approx. 27 x 27 cm


Mark
        

All images and designs are copyright © Clara Leitão and may not reproduced