Friday, February 10, 2012

Fernando Pessoa


Poets Park, Oeiras

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935): one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.

28 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

amo de paixão! :)
"Tenho pensamentos que, se pudesse revelá-los e fazê-los viver, acrescentariam nova luminosidade às estrelas, nova beleza ao mundo e maior amor ao coração dos homens." ****FERNANDO PESSOA

abraços e um ótimo final de semana!
Léia

Cathy Hudspeth said...

That it an amazing sculpture, and a beautifully shot image. Love the composition and light.

photonio said...

great !!!

Kate said...

This piece of art reminds me of the figures created by American sculptor, George Segal, a true artist of human figures. I love this statue! How wonderful to have a Poets Park!!

Karl said...

Beautiful composition and light, JM, the sculpture is very nice too.
What material is this, plastic?

JM said...

@Karl: It's stone.

Carolina Tavares said...

Um poeta e escritor muito especial. Gosto muito.

VP said...

A curious, but very elegant sculpture for one of the greatest poets in the world.

Sharon said...

What a fascinating sculpture!

Stickup Artist said...

I've never seen a sculpture like this. I really like it. It is interesting seeing this piece juxtaposed against the more natural stones on the back right. I especially love the texture on the coat. And I really do appreciate being introduced to a new poet! I will look him up immediately.

Nathalie said...

What an amazing sculpture, I like it.

I'm disappointed with myself that I really don't know much about Fernando Pessoa - I'll have to research his work one day (translated into French, which I'm sure isn't quite the same... :(

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

wow, look at the detail in that coat. That must have taken a fair while to complete. A really well composed shot.
Shaun

magiceye said...

lovely composition!

crocrodyl said...

Interesting composition!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Great photo! I can see the patterns in the coat sculpture. Beautiful park!

Halcyon said...

Looks like a cool dude. Love this statue. :)

cieldequimper said...

The great man in white. I have to read him again.

RedPat said...

A poets park! Wonderful - as is the sculpture.

Lowell said...

You have a park for poets? That's fascinating! I like the sculpture...he does look like a man of the early 20th century. My dad almost always wore a hat like that and a tie (not a bow tie, though)!

Andrew Fulton said...

It's an unusual statue... many thanks for sharing it.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Boa perspectiva de um lugar que conheço tão bem. Abraço

Bob Crowe said...

It could be James Joyce, but I don't think he spoke Portuguese.

Randy said...

What a handsome piece of art. I like the texture in the coat.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I do know of this poet and unfortunately could not find much of it on the web though there was plenty of info about him.

Louis la Vache said...

As Kate wrote, this reminds «Louis» of George Segal's work...

Steffe said...

I don't think I have ever heard of him before. I will have to check him out.

NixBlog said...

Great capture!

-K- said...

It's nice that he's being remembered.