Viewsofinteriors | Diego Mora Art Work
Diego Mora, paintings, paintings interiors, views of interiors, artist
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Diego de Mora

Detailed, evocative views of interiors painted to commission.

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Diego de Mora
In the early decades of the nineteenth century, views of interiors flourished as an independent genre. These indoor counterpoints of vedutte and topographical paintings combine charm and precision and range from palaces to bourgeois interiors. Some are the work of professionals, others were painted by more or less talented amateurs, mostly in watercolours and gouache.
Views of interiors enjoyed a revival in post-Second World War France thanks to Alexandre Serebriakoff. Already during the war, while armoured divisions clashed on the steppes of Kursk near his hometown, Serebriakoff was painting the neo-romantic interiors at Groussay, Charles de Beistegui’s country house near Paris, in a style strongly reminiscent of his nineteenth century forebears.
Young Diego de Mora met Serebriakoff when he was a very old man, in his studio in Paris, and was soon producing his own paintings of interiors with commissions ranging from the Royal Palace in Madrid to a ski club in St Moritz, from an Ottoman house on the Bosphorus to a Georgian house on Green Park, from a harness room in Extremadura to an Art Déco bathroom in Paris.

Diego de Mora is also an occasional creator of  invitations, illustrator and photographer.

Paintings
Views of interiors painted on commission, on paper, combining inks, watercolours, gouache and pencils. Size and proportions varies, larger pictures measure around 40×30 cm, smaller ones around 30×25 cm.

Diego de Mora spends a day on site making sketches and taking photographs. He then works in his study in Madrid, a long and meticulous process that requires time, several months depending on the waiting list. Once finished the pictures are carefully framed, in consultation with the client, sometimes using antique frames.

The client often appears in the picture, but the main subject is the room itself.
The duke of B. in his library.
2010, 38×31 cm
Breakfast-room à la Soane in Paris.
2016, 28×25 cm
Lunch in the library.
2011, 34×39 cm
Tangerine Gallery
2011, 41×29 cm
Citizen G.’s bedroom
2010, 34×27 cm
Miss G.’s study
2011, 38×31 cm
La chambre de Monsieur.
2007, 24×25,7 cm.
Pink bedroom in a French country house.
2007, 26,5×21 cm.
Alcuzcuz
2007
A courtyard in Cartagena.
2016
A dining-room in Cartagena.
2016
A drawing-room in Belgravia.
2009, 39×30,5 cm.
Dining-room in the same apartment.
2009, 35×29,5 cm.
A castle in Belgium.
2009, 42×29 cm.
Chopin’s piano in Surrey.
2009, 39×30,5 cm.
A pied-à-terre in Paris.
2009, 35×29,5 cm.
A Neoclassical dining-room.
2013, 48×33,5 cm
Green drawing-room.
2013, 55×34 cm
An architect’s apartment in Madrid
2012, 49×33 cm
A fireplace in Andalusia
2011, 46×35 cm
J.A. and dog in their country house in Southern Spain.
2012, 50,5×38 cm
Frescoes in a tower in Piedmont
2013
Another view of the same
2013
A passage in an Irish country house.
2014, 25×23 cm.
A country house in France.
2013, 25×23 cm.
A corner of a drawing-room in France.
2010, 10 cm.
An Irish cabinet of curiosities.
2011, 15×15 cm.
Illustrations
Though working mainly on views of interiors, Diego de Mora also produces illustrations, invitations and other designs, sometimes under the name Saavedra (Andrés Barba “Arriba el cielo, abajo el suelo”, Siruela 2011).
Photographs
“At Home” began as a series of portraits of friends in their domestic environment.
Man, girl and artichokes
2011