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.
On the eve of her marriage, Sarah Affonso offers her future husband a photo album of “his” Sarah. This is a short, intimate photo biography portraying the two symbolic periods in the life of Sarah Affonso — before and after meeting “her Zé”, artist José de Almada Negreiros.
Hardcover booklet. Includes 18 black and white photographs of the artist's personal estate.
Size: 10,5 x 16,5 cm