In the countryside of Morocco, near a little village called Taroudant (south of Marrakech) sits Claudio Bravo’s country escape. The Chilean artist who was considered a “master of light and shadows” made his home here as a refuge from the outside world. After falling in love with the country during an initial visit in 1972, he set up residences in a couple of locations. The Taroudant property sprawled for acres and acres and provided amazing Atlas Mountain views as well as unique inspirations that Bravo desired!
Claudio Bravo spent over 10 years bringing this palace back to it’s former glory. There are many desert gardens with cacti and succulents throughout. There’s an enormous stable that housed Bravo’s prized Arabian Horses (37 at one point in time) and, of course, the palace itself is remarkable. The 18th century palace is decorated with traditional objects of Bravo’s adopted home; for example, a large collection of Moroccan pottery and bone-inlaid furniture.
Of course, some of his stunning paintings adorn the walls. His unique style of hyperrealism was further inspired at his secluded riad. The palace was the spot for Bravo’s final work and as testament to the love he had for his countryside abode, he was buried in his beloved garden.