segunda-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2011

"Urban splash: street art in Lisbon"

"For cutting-edge street art, head to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. From derelict buildings to art galleries, new graffiti is appearing every day. Lisbon is an elegant city of pastel buildings with terracotta roofs, jumbled together on steep cobbled streets. So it was a shock to see a 40-foot burglar bursting out one of them." (...)

"Street art has long been a part of Lisbon's culture. Until the 18th century, there was a tradition of all-white buildings. After the earthquake of 1755, richer areas began to incorporate colour and tiles into walls and pavements. Early graffiti was perhaps the poor man's equivalent. Following the democratic revolution in 1974, this self-expression increased. Now, tags and scribbles cover the streets."

Rachel Dixon escreveu e fotografou a arte urbana de Lisboa para o The Guardian.

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