16 December, 2009
Dense, intricate, imaginative landscapes and constructions emerge from the mind of Barcelona-based illustrator VASCO MOURÃO.
His work reminds me the book of ITALO CALVINO, Invisible Cities. The book, a mix of tales, chronic, poetry and novel, deals about a conversation between Kublai Kahn, emperor of the Mongols and Marco Polo, the famous explorer who starts describing Kahn all of the cities he has visited. All the cities have women names, and the descriptions are full of imagination and fantasy, depicting fabulous landscapes, unreal and marvelous places and very strange but accurate characteristics about the imaginary cities. Very good!