Convent of São Paio Surroundings

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Convent of São Paio Surroundings

Memória Gardens <br/>

“In all cosmogonies, mythological and religious, the garden has a relevant role. In its psychological representation. The gardens fit the world, but, equally, they are the image of this world, the paradise’s copy ... Beyond the memory of nature, José Rodrigues’ gardens are also an architectural memory and, at both moments, formal modulation and elementary construction join as two ways of seeing the sculpture. This garden factory stablished the idea of a center and co-centered point, makes a miniature of the world and represents the most intimate bond among the earth, the body and the universe. The view of the work is lost to reach the view of the cosmos” <br/>

Laura Casto, 2004 <br/>

Convent of São Paio Surroundings

Monte da Pena, EN 302, Loivo