Calling Francisco Brennand’s workshop an office is a grave misnomer. Filled with hundreds of his statues, paintings and ceramics, his workshop complex is a vast labor of love and artistic imagining of the world, which harkens lovingly back to a childhood spent in Recife.
Born into a wealthy family in the northern Brazilian city in 1927, Brennand began his love of pottery and art at a young age. While he was just a boy, he was already working in the family pottery studio in Recife, that his father had founded in 1917. As his skill grew, he jetted off to Europe for inspiration, studying the works of Gaudi and Picasso while travelling throughout Spain and Italy.
|New Jerusalem Theater||2012||154.3km||site_ao|
|The World’s Largest Cashew Tree||2017||231.2km||site_ao|
|South America’s Largest Collection of Weapons and Armory||2017||1.8km||site_ao|
|Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)||247.4km||site_brutalism|
|Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda||1982||14.8km||site_whs|
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