ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The “Augusta street” (Pt. Rua Augusta) 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 beauty of the main and most famous street in downtown Lisbon, Augusta street in Portugal, which starts at the famous triumphal arch, connecting Commerce Square to Rossio Square. It is a tribute to the august Figure of King José I, the sovereign who inaugurated in Lisbon the practice of attributing street names by decree.
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.