Bahia through the eyes of Amado, Carybé and Verger (Not available on MON and TUE)
Novelist Jorge Amado, artist Carybé and photographer Pierre Verger formed a formidable triumvirate of outstanding talent and artistic output in Bahia from the 1950´s until their passing. All were great friends, and each in his own genre and style documented daily life in Salvador and Bahia, focusing on the wide palette of cultural traditions and ethnic characteristics that form the mosaic that is Bahia, its markets, street scenes and religiosity.
In respect of their importance, each has been honored with a permanent exhibition center celebrating their respective life’s works.
Jorge Amado´s legendary home in Rio Vermelho, where he received so many of the world’s literary luminaries as his guests, has been converted into an emotive museum of his life and work.
The 17th century São Diogo fort at Porto da Barra beach houses an interactive audio-visual exhibition of the works of Carybé, he the master sculptor and painter who used such a wide range of materials and techniques; engravings, sculptures, watercolors, oil and acrylic canvases.
Also at Porto da Barra beach, Santa Maria Fort is home to a permanent interactive digital exhibition highlighting the iconic photographs of Pierre Verger, a French ethnologist, deeply inspired and trusted by Candomblé religious leaders, allowing him unparalleled access to sacred rituals. Like his two friends Amado and Carybé he also documented daily life in Salvador, markets and street scenes, his iconic black and white photos testament to the city´s cultural wealth. This cultural space also exhibits works by other leading local photographers
Works by featured artists are projected on the façades of their respective forts at 18:30 and 19:00 during opening hours.
Please note :
Opening hours: Forts Santa Maria (Pierre Verger) and São Diogo (Carybé): 11:00 – 19:00 Wed – Mon (Closed Tuesdays) // Projections 18:30 and 19:00
Casa do Vermelho 10:00 – 17:00 Tues – Sun, (Closed Mondays)
Morning and Afternoon Program
09:30 Depart hotel and drive to Rio Vermelho with stop at Casa de Yemanjá
10:00 Visit Casa do Rio Vermelho
10:45 Drive to Porto do Barra Beach and visit Espaço Carybé de Artes at São Diogo Forte
11:45 Short walk to Santa Maria and visit Espaço Pierre Verger da Fotografia
12:30 Return to hotel
13:00 Arrive hotel
14:00 Depart hotel and drive to Rio Vermelho with stop at Casa de Yemanjá
14:30 Visit Casa do Rio Vermelho
15:15 Drive to Porto do Barra Beach and visit Espaço Carybé de Artes at São Diogo Forte
16:15 Short walk to Santa Maria and visit Espaço Pierre Verger da Fotografia
17:00 Return to hotel
17:30 Arrive hotel