ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The “Church of the Clerics” (Pt. Igreja Dos Clérigos) is an illustration by the duo Vimoc and belongs to our Golden Edition, a series of artworks on the beaty of nature and city architecture. In this artwork the artists seek to recover the portuguese tradition of the application of gilt wood carving, combining it with the greatness of the Clérigos Church and Tower, a remarkable architectural ensemble located in the city of Porto, that’s considered the postcard of the city. In this artwork the Vimoc duo eternalize one of the most notable examples of late-Baroque style in Portuguese territory, that has been classified as a National Monument since 1910, since its emblematic architecture incorporates a dynamic morphology into the granite ornamentation. rococo along with lines of vernacular continuity that create a surprising scenic effect.
A folha de ouro é aquilo que diferencia o nosso trabalho dos demais […] A nossa intenção é realçar a arquitetura e ir buscar a tradição portuguesa da aplicação da talha dourada.” – “Gold leaf is what differentiates our work from others […] Our intention is to highlight the architecture and recall the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving. (VIMOC)
Vítor Costa and Elsa Duarte (Vimoc Project) are architects and designers with a passion for the art of urban representation in its most varied aspects. A duo with a Portuguese soul and origin in the city of Porto that creates and develops unique and different illustrations, with manual application of gold leaf, with the intention of highlighting the architecture and taking the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving, linked to the product design based on rasing hand drawing. The exhibitions “PORTOguese Soul” (2017), at Founders Founders, and “ALMAPORTOguesa” (2018), at Tenente Valadim Space, particularly marked their artistic path.