Contemporary literature from Spain and Portugal depicts the complexities and effects of emotions with unusual richness.
That is why, in a series of illustrations, we revealed how Tenderness can hurt and how Sadness can be danced away.
Everyone carries their own cross in Passion, while Anger can sometimes build a bridge between brothers.
The illustrations have the characteristics of naïve art – vibrant colors and child-like perspective – mixing poetic fancy with everyday life and capturing the ardor of Iberia.
The authentic spirit of the region is pictured within a contemporary context through visual means ranging from a classic flamenco guitar to a neon symbol of faith or Joan Miró on a T-shirt. Thus, the illustrations tell a story about the cultural heritage that still lives between graffitied walls, while also reflecting on modern society, as do the contemporary Spanish and Portuguese authors – live, at the Sofia Literary Festival.