September 23, 2020 getLISBON

Do you have any clue of the diversity of the public art of the Campo Grande Garden in Lisbon? We’ve put together a route for you to see each of the art pieces there are in this pleasant and historic green space. The Public Art of Campo Grande Garden The Campo Grande Garden was renewed and named Mário Soares Garden in 2018, but it is still mostly known by its former name by the locals. The renovation work at the time allowed restoring buildings and equipment, installing new resources and redrawing green spaces. This extensive area of around 13 hectares…

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…

July 22, 2020 getLISBON

Lisbon’s light … How can we define a phenomenon that everyone recognises but that is so hard to put into words? Nothing better than poems to transmit what’s special and what’s difficult to explain. Lisbon’s light is frequently mentioned in poems and in fado lyrics. But painters, photographers and filmmakers, either Portuguese or foreigners, also seek to capture and register the intensity and glow that enchants them and that is an intangible icon of the city. It’s a fascinating natural phenomenon, well-known internationally and one of the true reasons to visit Lisbon. But why does this city of the seven…

October 2, 2019 getLISBON

The Art Nouveau Tiles of J. Pinto are some of the best exemplars of this art movement that we can still find in Lisbon and that is worth preserving.The painter conjugates the international art tendencies of his time with the Portuguese tradition, but always revealing care for the purpose and architectural grammar of the equipment.A true graphic designer from the early 1900s that we want you to know more about. The Versatile Painter J. Pinto Although he comes from Cacilhas in the South Bank of Tagus River, José António Jorge Pinto was born on September 20, 1875, in the parish…

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…