Monday, January 17, 2011

Portugal puts out the best sketchbook exhibits

Portuguese artist Eduardo Salavisa created about a decade ago, well before there were blogs, flickr or Facebook sites where we could all open our sketchbooks online. It's a site that he continues to update regularly, adding to an awesome resource of information and images about artists who draw in sketchbooks.

But Eduardo's passion for the illustrated journal as a vehicle of art and visual ideas doesn't stop online. For several years he has been organizing and curating fantastic exhibits where people can see artists' sketchbooks in the flesh. The next one opens Jan. 29 in Almada, a densely populated city on the south shore of the Tagus river estuary just across from Lisbon.

For those of us who can't be there, Eduardo has shared the exhibit's catalogue online, as you would expect from one of the guys who first thought of uploading sketchbook pages onto the web. Check it out:


  1. This is cool. Going to be spending some time looking at these.

  2. Gabi,
    This is fantastic! Thank you for posting it. I'll go back and view it again for some more insight. Any chance that copies will be available?
    Frank in Mount Vernon