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Diabo com criança I Statuette by Jùlia Côta - 40 cm

299.00€

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This statuette is the representation of the Devil (Diabo) as it is perceived in rural Minho (cradle of Portugal): Red, shimmering and covered with ornaments. The Diabo from Julia Côta's personal and creative universe is rather burlesque, it is represented here with 3 horns.

Júlia Côta is one of the greatest living representatives of the "Barcelos Figurado", an artistic movement that expresses Portuguese popular culture. She is the granddaughter of João Domingos Côta da Rocha, known as the father of the Portuguese icon: the Galo de Barcelos (Rooster of Barcelos) who introduced her to the art of modelling the earth at the age of 9.
At almost 85 years old today, Julia is a renowned artist, welcomed with honours each time she travels and is visited, like an icon, by artists from all over the world who move to her little house in Barcelos in a street that now bears her name.oday one of the greatest living representatives of the "Barcelos Figurado", an artistic movement that expresses Portuguese popular culture. She is the granddaughter of João Domingos Côta da Rocha, known as the father of the Portuguese icon: the Galo de Barcelos (Rooster of Barcelos) who introduced her to the art of modelling the earth at the age of 9.
Her works are now part of private collections, are sold worldwide and are even collected for temporary exhibitions or retrospectives. But Julia has kept all her simplicity, is still amazed at the honours she receives and continues to shape the clay in her small house by passing on her know-how to her daughter Prazeres.


 Why I love it

  • An unclassifiable statuette halfway between craftsmanship and naive art.
  • A naive representation of the owls and their symbolism.
  • A very modern work once it has left its environment.

                                                                                           



To learn more about Jùlia Côta and her history, you can read our article on "The Fantastic World of Jùlia Côta"
 
Features and characteristics
  • Height: approx. 40 cm
  • Weight: approx.1,8kg
  • Delivered with its certificate of authenticity

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