Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Frida Kahlo: Her Photos"

 First international exhibition of 257 photographs at the City Museum, Lisbon 

"When Kahlo died, husband Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her home, Casa Azul(*), into a museum that the people of Mexico could visit to admire the work of the artist. Pellicer went through Kahlo’s belongings and selected key paintings, drawings, photographs, books, and ceramics, to display in the museum. The remaining objects, clothing, documents, drawings, letters… and over 6,000 photographs… were boxed up and put into storage. This remarkable collection remained hidden for more than half a century."
(*) I had the chance to visit it some years ago and LOVED it!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mexican Altar Of The Dead

"Frida Kahlo: Her Photos"
Exhibition at the City Museum, Lisbon

My contribution to Julie's Taphophile Tragics

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bridge Pillar

25th of April Bridge, Lisbon
For more bridge shots check Louis' Sunday Bridges

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 27: Holocaust Memorial Day

"The Art of War" exhibition at the Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon

Sorry I'm one day late, but here is my tribute to the 6 million people killed at German concentration camps.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Up North (2 of 2): Porto

Typical boats used to carry Port Wine barrels down the Douro River
Porto, Portugal's second largest city (272 kms from Lisbon)
The downtown is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Up North (1 of 2): Guimarães

Guimarães, the birth place of Portugal (12th century) as we know it, UNESCO World Heritage city and 2012 European Capital of Culture (312 kms from Lisbon)

"Portugal was born here"

Monday, January 23, 2012

At Sunset

Jeronimus Monastery (early 16th century), Lisbon
I'll be away for a couple of days. See you.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

INSIDE OUT Lisbon: "Positive Thinking" (5 of 5)

THE WALL: 138 portraits
Avenida da India, Lisbon

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

INSIDE OUT Lisbon: "Positive Thinking" (1 of 5)


"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium."

In such a currently depressed country as Portugal, 'Positive Thinking' is the statement. 138 people were photographed. The motto is: laughing.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Decay (LI) - VHILS

Alcântara, Lisbon

VHILS is the tag name of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto. His carving works can be seen in several cities in Europe and the Americas. I've previously posted one in London on my travel blog. By the way, the tagging on the wall has nothing to do with VHILS' work.
For murals around the world check Carolyn's Monday Mural