July 29, 2020 getLISBON

In the 5 relief ceramic panels we’ve selected we can see bold and/or contrasting colours and a plasticity that results from the combination of sculpture and classic tilework.Portuguese tilework has stood out worldwide for centuries due to its monumentality, scenographic sense and chromatic characteristics. But also due to the crossing of various arts and the originality in its application that establishes a dialogue between the tiles and the space itself.A traditional tile consists of a squared flat ceramic slab, but we can’t forget about the relief Aresta or Corda-Seca tiles from the 16th century. These tiles’ ceramic relief prevented the…

January 22, 2020 getLISBON

Bordalo Pinheiro Garden is located at the far end of Campo Grande and it is a surprising world of the unusual and the fantastical that you’ll want to visit.Integrated in a summer palace of the 18th century, where today is the headquarters of the Museum of Lisbon, we can find this walled garden that is more than a homage to the amazing plastic artist.The Bordalo Pinheiro Garden originated from the idea of a business woman, was developed by a plastic artist, saved a centenary company from bankruptcy, sought to relaunch the then City Museum and today is open to the…

January 15, 2020 getLISBON

With this article about the Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum we want to draw your attention to this young and discrete, but also surprising museum.There you can find an eclectic collection of both national and foreign art pieces, of incalculable value, gathered by a great collector that left his collection for everyone’s appreciation.If you like decorative arts and curious stories then you won’t want to miss this peculiar House-Museum, located in a small palace near Liberdade Avenue in the centre of Lisbon. The Founder Portrait of the founder and views of the bedroom and the hall The Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum…

October 16, 2019 getLISBON

With this article The Sculptures of Liberdade Avenue – East we complete our walk through the public art in this important artery of the city of Lisbon.In The Sculptures of Liberdade Avenue – West, we’ve shared with you six artworks on the west side of the avenue. From Marquês de Pombal Square to Restauradores we saw many diverse pieces, such as artworks of the 1940s ordered by official institutions and the Allegory to the Douro River from the 18th century, among others.This time we bring you seven public art pieces produced between the 18th and the 21st century.We once again…

October 9, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’re taking a look at the sculptures of Liberdade Avenue – West. These art pieces are of different styles and times and are located in one of the most beautiful arteries of Lisbon.On the axis of Baixa/Liberdade, between Marquês de Pombal Square and Restauradores Square, lies Liberdade Avenue – a leafy road with magnificent historic buildings, concert halls, hotels, terraces and shops of the most prestigious international brands.This is where the most important official celebrations and festivities are held, as well as the traditional parade of the popular marches during the Lisbon Festivities.Perhaps you’ve crossed this avenue many times…