, in November 1st, 1923. His artistic vocation led him to traveling the world and visiting the biggest cities, until he came back to Uruguay during the 1940’s to paint the
(one of his passions) and the African-Western rhythms that were popular in the country.
His art allowed him to travel the world painting, sculpting, and above all creating. Among his many creations, there was Casapueblo a sculpture in which it was possible to live, paint, and host the friends made in life and his travels.
The workshop and museum of Casapueblo is open year round and visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. This area of the house was donated by its creator, artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, to encourage a cultural interest in his creations, accomplished throughout his successful life.
Today, and for some time, Casapueblo has welcomed various personalities from the national and international scopes, mainly artists, painters and sculptors who revel in it. Conferences, presentations of books and events related to culture take place in its many rooms. Self-Taught Construction
There are signature wines, there are copyrights and, of course, there is one of the noblest arts that have come to our days, untouched by most architectural styles: signature construction. Casapueblo is that, a signature construction which, at first sight, has not respected any previous molds or outlines, but followed the ideas of a genius to shape a sculpture and dwell in it.
According to the chronicles written inside Casapueblo, Carlos Páez Vilaró, without being an architect, was inspired by the ovenbirds and the countrymen who rely on adobe to build their houses. As a result of the sea, the Mediterranean style was inevitable, with its wide white balconies looking onto the horizon, the dawn and its seagulls.
That guest who once said that Casapueblo was “the Uruguayan Greece”
was right. He just happened to forget something.
Up there, at the highest dome of this unique marvel, lives a wise and young artist called Carlos Páez Vilaró, who was the creator of this mythology with sea and jungle creatures as well as people from the Carnival
and from all the cities in the world. They have inhabited this incredible place for years.