RAPTO 48x39 silkscreen

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Edition of 50, numbered and signed by the artist. Each image is sold individually and unframed. Delivery time: 3 weeks.

RAPTO (The Abduction of Hippodamia) - The subject from the Greek mythology describes the kidnapping of the bride Hippodamia during her wedding by the centaur Eurytus, resulting in a battle between humans and centaurs.

Álvaro Siza started drawing at the age of six. With a great variety of drawings on his portfolio, many of them are inspired by mythology and historic scenes.

“The drawings are what came to my mind in this very moment. I like mythology and expressing the stories in images. I have made a lot of mythological drawing in my life.” 

Álvaro Siza

The Designer

Álvaro Siza Vieira

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira was born in Matosinhos in 1933.
He studied Architecture at Porto School of Fine Arts between 1949 and 1955, his first work was built in 1954. He was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, the city where he practices his profession.

Álvaro Siza is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he is an "Honorary Fellow" of the RIBA / Royal Institute of British Architects; member of the BDA/Bund Deutscher Architekten; “Honorary Fellow” and “Honorary FAIA” by the AIA/American Institute of Architects; member of the Académie d'Architecture de France; the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts; the IAA/International Academy of Architecture; of National Geographic Portugal; Honorary Member and Honorary Member of the Portuguese Architects Association; member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Honorary Professor at Southeast University China and China Academy of Art and Honorary Member of the Academy of Portuguese Language Schools of Architecture and Urbanism.

Álvaro Siza is one of the most important contemporary European architects and the main representative of the modern age in Portugal. He received the Pritzker Prize in 1992 for his life's work.