José Estêvão was an extraordinary journalist, politician and parliamentary speaker, a staunch defender of freedom, which led him several times into exile. He actively participated in the struggle to end absolutism in Portugal.
In 1834, as First Lieutenant, he celebrated the end of the civil war with the liberal victory. He then dedicated himself to journalism and university education. José Estevão was a man of principle, never allowing himself the comfort of the privileges that his position allowed him. His personal qualities, his moral rectitude and his benevolence make him a memorable man to this day.
Diogo Landô, in yet another unique piece of digital art, chooses to portray José Estevão through his commemorative statue in Praça da República, in Aveiro. This is, after all, the figure of José Estevão that the people of Aveiro have become accustomed to seeing and one, in fact, that captures the essence of his portrait.
Through collage and digital painting alongside photomontage, the artist wraps the figure in elements from his political, social and personal life, in which the railway and train are highlighted, as well as the torn Monarchic flag with the words and gestures of José Estevão.