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Riad El Aïssi Taroudant
Dédale à l'orientale

Dédale à l'orientale

L'intérieur du palais, que l'on peut visiter en détail, est somptueux.

Entre Taroudant et l'Atlas

Entre Taroudant et l'Atlas

Une propriété de 75 hectares

Palais dans la verdure

Palais dans la verdure

Entouré de palmiers de Washington, d'orangers et de cyprès.

Style fassi

Style fassi

Cette pièce, en particulier les portes et les lits, suit les canons de l'artisanat de Fès.

Mausolée

Mausolée

C'est ici que repose Claudio Bravo, disparu le 4 juin 2011 dans son palais de Taroudant.

Menara et mausolée

Menara et mausolée

Le bâtiment du premier plan est inspiré du célèbre jardin et de son pavillon, à Marrakech. Au second plan, le bâtiment où repose l'artiste.

Claudio Bravo

Claudio Bravo

Peintre hyperréaliste, né à Valparaiso en 1936, mort à Taroudant en 2011.

1001 nuits

1001 nuits

L'entrée du palais de Claudio Bravo.

Claudio Bravo Palace: unique place 

where floats the soul of the painter 

 

 

​The painter of Chilean originClaudio Bravo died of an epileptic seizure on June 4, 2011 in his extraordinary palace, located very close toTaroudant. Also called Claudio Bravo Palace, this quite exceptional place perpetuates the memory of the hyperrealist painter, highly rated in the art world. Claudio Bravo had chosen to live and work in Morocco for its exceptional light. He first set his sights on Tangier, then onMarrakesh, before settling definitively atTaroudant.

This great artist stayed since 2003, initially for part of the year, in the Roudanese palace that he  built facing the Atlas. A place chosen, he says, because of the "world record for days without sunshine, which reaches only 25 days a year".

 

Mixture of realism, abstraction and classicism

 

Claudio Bravo stands out as an exceptional observer of immobile and frozen things. However, we are far from classic still lifes, as evidenced by the compositionsbelow. "My work is a mixture of realism, abstraction and classicism, explained the Chilean artist.What I'm trying to do is go against current trends in art".

 

Claudio Bravo found in Morocco the inspiration he was looking for, tireless energy, light, colors, people. Critics agree that he painted the reality and non-reality of his surroundings wonderfully. Millimeter, his technical mastery is exceptional. The portrait of the young woman in the turbanbelow reminds us wisely of how much he internalized Velasquez at the Prado or the Flemish masters. The restrained sensuality of the football players he painted was another facet of Claudio Bravo's extraordinarily eclectic palette.

The influence of nature and religion

 

For a while there was talk of opening a school of fine arts at his home in Taroudant, which was supposed to accommodate 200 students, but his disappearance prevented this beautiful project from seeing the light of day. Claudio Bravo is in any case inspired by the nature that surrounds him, as shown by his landscapes of the Atlas.

 

It has been said a lot that the Muslim religion influenced his formal and chromatic research. He thus produced a series of men in prayer and the cemetery below confirms this attraction. Nevertheless, his Christian culture expresses itself just as powerfully. His "Madonna" is rich in symbolism. The background of the landscape is none other than that of the kasbahs of southern Morocco. Stunning ! You can make it your wallpaper...

An extraordinary museum that we visit

This palace has become an extraordinary museum. From the Garden to the Stars, you can access it bya little over an hour. Entrance fee for a high quality guided tour, which we highly recommend: 200 dirhams (20 €) per person, including final tea facing the Atlas and the reconstitution of the Menara. The palace includes many works by the painter. These are copies.


 

Reservations and information:

 

Najoua Tabchich, communication manager, who generally accompanies visitors:

+212 6 912 421 61 and +212 6 619 681 21
+212 6 619 044 50

+212 6 938 178 30 (Mr Mourino)

+212 5 282 160 78

 

contact@claudiobravocamus.com

 

Overview of the works of the master of hyperrealism, Claudio Bravo
Virtual tour of the Palace of Claudio Bravo
Beautiful Arabian horse in the stable 
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Access to the Palace of Claudio Bravo ena little over an hour
from the garden
to the Stars.  
 
 
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