In the maze of Lisbon, street art finds a natural playground and contributes to the highly-distinctive atmosphere of the city.
Seen from the Tagus river, the urban panorama of old Lisbon set across a number of hilltops holds some gems of contemporary architecture. The city is inventing its future here. Buildings with subtle lines and elegant curves stretch out like a rosary along the river, from the Vasco da Gama bridge to the end point of Belém and then the ocean. T
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The spirit of an island: Mallorca off season
From Banyalbufar to Sa Calobra, from Valldemossa to Cala d’Or or the peninsula of Formentor, the island resumes a rhythm that lies somewhere between nonchalance and neglect. The melancholy feeling of time that freezes and stops.
Using primary colors and geometric lines as their only tools and arguments, they create a balanced, subtle space that suggests a deep harmony. In a limited area, they implement a language that dispels all the conditioning and conventions of previous eras.
Mascarons and other decorative motifs abound, providing a survey of the human condition. Demonstrative, unusual, refined, expressive, unexpected; they make up a kind of bestiary of the human face.
Ephemeral by nature, street art is sometimes captured and found in some rather surprising places, returning to its roots. Recently, casemates in the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have begun to host just such a project. This location, frozen in time, is given a new lease on life and changes vocation. The venue is in development. It’s a work in progress punctuated by artists’ residencies.