WINNER EDITION 2019
Planeta Tangerina, Carcavelos, Portugal
Atlas das viagens e dos exploradores
As viagens de monges naturalistas e outros viajantes de todos os tempos e lugares.
Text by Isabel Minhós Martins, illustrations by Bernardo P. Carvalho
What the Jury said:
This illustrated collective biography celebrates explorers from around the world including Pytheas, Ibn Battuta, Mary Kingsley, Xuanzang, Marco Polo and Charles Darwin. The profiles humanize the historical figures, revealing the circumstances of each person’s life, the motivation for their quests—not just business interests and religious demands, but also the eternal human desire to face the unknown. The freedom and courage of the travellers are masterfully interpreted by the versatility and incredibly wide range of techniques and vision of the artist Bernardo Carvalho. Bold, black-ink vignettes of people and places alternate with vibrantly coloured acrylic paintings of mysterious abstract landscapes. The blending of styles and wide, open formats offer readers an opportunity to travel freely in their own imagined worlds.