Aurelia de Sousa


{June 13, 1866 (Valparaíso, Chile) – May 26, 1922 (Porto, Portugal)}


Discover our Suite Aurélia de Sousa:

In our Torel Avantgarde, a boutique hotel in the center of Porto, we pay tribute to Aurélia de Sousa in one of our suites, with a double bed, through the black color chosen for the bedroom wallssymbolism of the shadows that characterized her works – and the pink headboard, which represents the femininity that she hid within herself.

Suite Aurélia de Sousa:

  • 35 m2;
  • Double bed;
  • Occupancy: up to three people;
  • Offer of Nespresso coffee and water throughout the stay.


See our other rooms in this category in the Suite category: Vincent van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Amadeu de Souza-Cardoso, Peggy Guggenheim, Jackson Pollock, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sigmund & Lucian Freud, Almada Negreiros, Andy Warhol.

Meet the artist Aurélia de Sousa...

Maria Aurélia Martins de Sousa was a Portuguese painter.

Her work is influenced by the most innovative painting styles of her time. She painted in a very personal naturalistic style, sometimes with realist, impressionist, and post-impressionist influences, representing his very own look.

In addition, she was also known for painting shadows in dark tones to find the light.


Some of her main works:

  • Auto-retrato;
  • Visitação;
  • Santo António;
  • Retrato de menina.


Artistic currents: Naturalism, with Realist, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist influences.


 “I paint the dark so I can see the light.” - Aurélia de Sousa