Vera Bravacic



Paintings by Vera Bravacic - Emerald Hill watercolour series

Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic
Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic Watercolour painting by Vera Bravacic
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Vera Bravacic is a well known architect based in Dubrovnik. She comes from the well known Nenadovic family famous for a number of important diplomats and writers. Throughout the seventies and eighties she became one of Dubrovnik's leading architects as she created some of the major buildings which represent modern trademarks of this Medieval city. Vera’s love for drawing and a special interest in watercolors developed in her early childhood and continued throughout her life.

In Singapore Vera created series of watercolor paintings focusing on traditional shop-houses. She captured almost every entrance and façade in the famous Emerald Hill Rd. with utmost care for each and every ornament and decorative detail, typical for the unique Peranakan style.

The Peranakan style (end of 19th cent.) is a fine mixture of Western and Eastern influences which interlace in their ornamental diversity. From Neo-Classical Corinthian pilasters to the beautifully crafted wooden ventilation openings and doors as well as blistering tiles in typically Chinese decorative manner, this style has given a special flavor to the streets of Singapore. One of the streets especially famous for the very successfully renovated shop-houses, which truly evoke the spirit of the Peranakan Chinese culture is Emerald Hill Rd. in the central part of the city.