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The Colours of Sarah Affonso - Pencil Box | Sarah Affonso

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A Vida Portuguesa celebrates Sarah Affonso (1899-1983), a great artist who was a Modernist painter and wondrous embroiderer, an independent woman married to José de Almada Negreiros, and a dedicated and creative mother all at once.

At the request of her granddaughters, Rita and Catarina, and based on the family’s assets, we rediscovered Sarah’s work, and drew inspiration from it to come up with toys, notebooks, books, jewellery and household objects that recreate her world.

This special collection of objects inspired by Sarah Affonso’s life and work was created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of her birth and the two great exhibitions of her oeuvre in Lisbon at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado, in 2019.

This case of 12 Viarco coloured pencils closely resembles the one Sarah Affonso used in this illustration taken from the book “A Menina do Mar” [The Sea Girl]. She illustrated the 1958 first edition at the request of writer Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen.

Box containing 12 assorted colour pencils in illustated cardboard box.

Size: 9,5 x 9,5 x 1 cm.

Exclusive online promotion, from 1st to 31th August, limited to existing stcok.