July 10, 2019 getLISBON

Today we suggest you visit the urban art of Bairro Padre Cruz, the biggest social housing neighbourhood of the Iberian Peninsula.Since 2009 that Lisbon has developed a strategy to promote urban art and to simultaneously preserve the heritage and prevent vandalism. This is of the responsibility of GAU – Urban Art Gallery of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the City Council.In the last years, Lisbon has become one of the world capitals of this art form. It is one of the most sought cities by artists from all over the world that leave us countless and recognised works of…

July 3, 2019 getLISBON

Today’s post will be about the origin of the names of Chintz of Alcobaça – Collection Elipas: both its designations and brand created by engineer Elísio Sopas. Read until the end for many other curiosities!In our article Chintz of Alcobaça, a Cultural Heritage at Risk we talked about the story of the Portuguese chintz and we’ve revealed that although its name indicates that it is from Alcobaça, its production was, in fact, initiated in the 18th century in the regions of Lisbon and Porto.This article follows one other article about chintz of Alcobaça in the 20th century, where we introduced…

June 12, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’re sharing with you several ceramic works by Querubim Lapa, one of the most important Portuguese potters of the 20th century. The artist expressed himself through different plastic arts, but it’s his vast pottery work, scattered all over the country and abroad, that stands out the most for its innovative and creative symbiotic relationship with sculpture, painting and tilework.getLisbon picked 7 ceramic works by Querubim Lapa, which can be found in public spaces of the city of Lisbon, with diverse locations, such as building façades, commercial establishments, and public and private institutions.But before that, let’s get to know a…

May 29, 2019 getLISBON 2Comment

Today we’re revealing you facts that will surely surprise you and that many have never heard of, the unique story of chintz of Alcobaça in the 20th century.We believe it’s important to share it, not only because of the historic, cultural and artistic value of these fabrics, but also because the story of the two responsible persons for the preservation of the production of the chintz of Alcobaça patterns deserves to be known.After our article Chintz of Alcobaça, a Cultural Heritage at Risk, we were contacted by one of our followers, who was happy that we wrote about this fantastic…

April 17, 2019 getLISBON

For some time now, Lisbon region has been part of the world’s urban art itinerary. The more than a hundred pieces of urban art of the Quinta do Mocho are certainly responsible for this and are one of the main attractions in this scope.The Quinta do Mocho is situated “at the door” of Lisbon in the neighbour Council of Loures and getLISBON had to introduce it to its readers since there you can find the biggest urban art gallery in Europe and 2nd biggest in the world! Here you can admire pieces from both national and foreign artists. But the…