Two artists, two techniques at São Brás gallery

Two artists, two techniques at São Brás gallery

High-warp wall tapestries and paintings in São Brás de Alportel

An exhibition of high-warp wall tapestries by Françoise Devroede and paintings by Raymond Parfait is taking place in the Municipal Gallery of São Brás de Alportel until the end of the month.

After exhibits in the Alcobaça Monastery, Almancil, São Brás (2018) and Vale do Lobo, the internationally renowned artist Françoise Devroede is holding her fifth exhibition in Portugal of authentic hand-made high-warp wall tapestries.

Raymond Parfait will exhibit some of his water colours, portraits and oil paintings.

Françoise Devroede has been creating high-warp tapestries for over 30 years. She is one of very few weaver-designers, artists who not only conceive but also carry out their own projects, in order to “better translate their own sensitivity into their work, ensuring a greater freedom of expression”.

Françoise belongs to the new generation of artists who perpetuate this traditional art that made the reputation of Flanders in the Middle Ages. All her tapestries are unique works of art.

Classics in their materials and weaving technique, they are resolutely contemporary in their design.

The gallery is located at Avenida da Liberdade, 22, and is open Monday (2pm-5.30pm), Tuesday to Friday (9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm) and Saturdays (9.30am-1pm). Sundays closed.

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