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…

April 3, 2019 getLISBON

Today we bring to you the old concept of public toilet, the WC kiosks of Lisbon. These are true design pieces with an artistic value that’s worth preserving.We’ve had the opportunity to talk about the old public urinals that this city still maintains. But this article’s about another equipment of the early 20th century of which four exemplars still remain.We’re also going to reveal you the location of another kiosk that has already been demolished and that we were able to find in old photos. An Innovative Project Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa; Project of the WC kiosks; 1913; José Alexandre…

March 27, 2019 getLISBON

The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is, on its own, considered the most fun museum of Lisbon… and it may well be true!Brilliance and humour usually go hand in hand and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) is a good example of this.The diversified, unmistakable and unique work of this artist is here represented in a collection that brings together countless works that take us from the world of caricature and illustration to the world of ceramics. And there are many pieces that make us smile!We are, among many other things, going to find out how this museum was born and what you should…