Coleção Lendas Africanas dos Orixás de Edsoleda

Book collection

African Legends of the Orixás

by Edsoleda Santos

The books in the African Legends of the Orixás collection, illustrated by artist Edsoleda Santos, tell stories of African Gods and their sacred worlds. The legends are fabulous and enchanting, illustrated with magnificent watercolor artwork. The artist exquisitely exposes the subtleties and beauties of the visual, energetic and iconographic universe of the Orixás.

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Edsoleda Santos


Edsoleda Santos

Born in the city of Salvador, Bahia, she began her career as a visual artist in 1965. From that time on, she developed pen and ink and watercolor techniques, emphasizing drawing, using Salvador's colonial architecture and comic books as themes. . Master in Arts from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), he researched various techniques, such as acrylic painting, object and installation; studied themes of Afro-Bahian religion, always trying to show the interrelationship of art, Candomblé and nature.