July 28, 2021 getLISBON

It was at Casa da Cultura de Sacavém that urban artist MOAMI told us about her journey, her art and also her mural created for Loures Arte Pública 2021 (public art festival), which has been revealed to be particularly inspiring. Over time, we’ve been lucky with the people we come across, most of them very willing to help and contribute to the enrichment of our project. But there are always those in particular that touch us with their friendliness, simplicity and affection. The urban artist MOAMI is one of them. After accepting to share her testimony in Lisbon in Us…

June 30, 2021 getLISBON

Today we’re going to explore the fado song Velha Tendinha that drops hints about the population of Lisbon and its experiences that are worth observing. After our article Tendinha Tavern, an Old Eatery in the Modern Lisbon, we had to take a closer look at this famous fado song of the 1930s that pays homage to this establishment that was already old at the time. The Fado Song Velha Tendinha in the Portuguese Vaudeville Play Zé dos Pacatos Apolo Theatre in Occidente March 1884; Verses of the Portuguese Vaudeville Zé dos Pacatos; Hermínia Silva in 1939 The fado song Velha…

April 7, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll be covering the Português Suave architectural style, the aesthetic that has marked the entire country in the 1940s. We’ll particularly talk about its characteristics, its impact and the main examples that we can find in Lisbon. Why Português Suave? Estado Novo was the dictatorial political regime that ruled Portugal for 41 years, until it was overthrown by the revolution of April 74. This authoritarian regime imposed a rupture with the Modern Movement rising in the 1920s, by promoting an architectural aesthetic based on a symbolic traditional and nationalist language, that is, that wants to affirm itself…

March 31, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the urban artist SMILE, one of the most important Portuguese names in this art form. We had the privilege of getting to know Ivo Santos in a fun conversation where he talked about himself, his work and inspiration. In addition to sharing his journey, we’ll also highlight some of his works in Lisbon and in two neighbouring councils, Odivelas and Setúbal. SMILE, from a Promising Young Boy to a Renowned Artist

urban art
urban art
urban art
urban art
urban art
urban art
urban art
The Urban Artist SMILE 1

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 2

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 3

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 4

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 5

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 6

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 7

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

previous arrow
next arrow
Ivo Santos, adopted the artist name SMILE at a very young age. It was inspired by a graffiti sticker, which was distributed with…

January 20, 2021 getLISBON

Have you taken an attentive look at the tiled panoramas of Lisbon that are in four viewpoints of the city? If not, it’s time to break your routine and visit these places where the panels have been for nearly 60 years, indicating the interest points that can be seen from there. It is particularities like this that getLISBON proposes to draw your attention to. How many people have passed by these panels without seeing them, how many ignore their authorship… Let’s get to know the artist who designed these tiled panoramas of Lisbon and the places where you can admire…