Wild Portugal

Wild Portugal

Arte Institute suggests “Wild Portugal” with illustrations by João Simões.

National Museum of Natural History and Science – Blue Room
10th January to 5th March 2017

Combining the passion for nature with drawing, the idea of the exhibition Wild Portugal arises.

All illustrations were done in black / white scratchboard with china ink. The airbrush was also used.

Over the past few years, and as I showed some of the illustrations I did, I noticed, with some amazement, that there was still a great lack of knowledge of our fauna. I focused on the representation of some animals that we can observe in our country. We are increasingly removed from nature and often the contact with the wild is only done through television. It is urgent to reverse this situation.

I hope to contribute to the discovery / rediscovery of some of our fauna and arouse the curiosity in the public so that they will go to the discovery of our Wild Portugal.

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