Drawing of the Red House of the Barrio Lastarria, in José Victorino Lastarria corner Villavicencio.
Size: A4: 21 x 29.7 cm.
Acid free paper for longlasting whiteness
Paper Canson Mix Media of 160 grams, made in France
Micron 0.1 ink pencil with ink quality file resistant to water and light.
Framing suggestion with glass to protect the paper and with Passepartout to highlight the work.
This house is a "landmark" of the Barrio Lastarria, located on the corner of José Victoriano Lastarria with Villavicencio, it was built in 1912 in Neocolonial style by the architect Ernesto Ried Silva. It was one of the first in Latin America to use this style as a tribute, free and avant-garde, to colonial architecture. The stone base is striking. This is due to the usual overflows of the Mapocho River at that time, raising the house. In addition, the gallery was projected on the third floor, from where the Santa Lucia Hill, the neighborhood and the horizon are contemplated. The house was known for many years as "The Cultural Observatory", since in the neighborhood lived great personalities of culture, such as Luis Orrego Luco, the naturalist Philippi and the architect Emil Jecquier. It was recovered by Álvaro Flaño and is today a milestone in the renovated Lastarria Tourist-Cultural District.
If you want to know more about this drawing and this beautiful Barrio Lastarria in Santiago de Chile, I invite you to read the post I did when I drew this and other milestones: https://www.erikabrandner.cl/barrio-lastarria-en-dibujos/