ABOUT THE ARTWORK
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)
The “Douro River Valley” (Pt. Vale do rio Douro) is an artwork 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, aligned with the beauty of the Douro river, the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, which rises in the peaks of the Urbión’s Mountain, in the Spanish province of Soria, and crosses the north of Portugal to its mouth near the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.
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.