ILUSTRARTE 09
ILUSTRARTE 07
ILUSTRARTE 05
ILUSTRARTE 03
O JURI E PROCESSO DE SELECÇÃO
OS VENCEDORES
OS 50 SELECCIONADOS
A EXPOSIÇÃO

EVENTOS ANTERIORES
 

ONCE UPON A TIME…

As in so many other stories, that of ILUSTRARTE, Biennial International Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration, starts with a passion. A passion for art in general, but in particular, a passion for the imagesthat we can find in so called children’s books. A passion made of watching, contemplating and of an almost compulsive need for seeing more and better.

Illustrations are works of art with one specific feature. These images tell stories. And who doesn’t like to listen stories? Illustrations are, therefore, images that appeal to our deepest feelings and memories, that transport us to the fantastic universe of those tales that helped us to overcome fears and to grow up. That is why, in addition to the mere aesthetic pleasure, looking at children’s books illustrations in soothing, it makes us better and happier.

This is also a story of convictions and aims: the conviction that good picture books help to educate the eye and are an important contribuition to the global development of children and young peoplo, the determination to create a space where, every two years, illustrators, editors, collectors and readers of any age can get together; and an ambitious aim, to establish in western Europe, in Barreiro, one of the leading centres of the art of illustrating for children.

The curators,
Ju Godinho e Eduardo Filipe