Lina Bo Bardi, Maypoles’ Study for “Caipiras, Capiaus: Pau-a-pique” exhibition, 1984. Gouache, felt pen, ballpoint pen, and colour pencil on paper, 21.5 x 31.5 cm
The architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) had an intense relationship with drawing throughout her working life. More than a design tool, drawing was for her an essentially expressive medium driven by a strong sense of curiosity and doubt. Despite never claiming drawing as an independent artistic language, Bo Bardi embraced it with artistic purpose. For her, drawing was at once noun and verb, result and process, object and relationship.
(Image © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi.)