Monday, June 23, 2014

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José Dias Coelho was an anti-fascist Portuguese painter and sculptor who was killed by Salazar's political police (PIDE) in 1961. This replica of one of his works can be seen on a wall at Alcântara, Lisbon.
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This post is linked to Monday Mural

15 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

A fascinating mural and interesting background. Thanks.

Tanya Breese said...

what a sad story

Sylvia K said...

A sad story indeed and unfortunately there are far too many of them! Thanks for sharing, Jose, as always! Have a great week!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Political art, especially street art, really can impact society. Thanks for the education. And thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Photo Cache said...

very powerful mural.

LOLfromPasa said...

Quite an amazing piece of work.

biebkriebels said...

A memory of bad times in your country, touching image.

RedPat said...

Lest we forget!

Halcyon said...

I really like this one. I am sure this theme still resonates today.

Lowell said...

That is is on powerful poster. Would-be dictators are arising everywhere once again. It seems we never learn a thing.

William Kendall said...

Evocative work, Jose.

Randy said...

Wonderful artwork.

Babzy said...

it keeps the memory alive ...

Bob Crowe said...

It's a powerful image. I'm gratified by how much of Europe has thrown off dictatorship during my lifetime.

VP said...

Simple and explicit, I am glad his memory lives!