Monday, March 10, 2014

Postcards from the Underworld: Portuguese Graffiti


Graffiti that caught my eye on an afternoon stroll through Lisbon...





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  1. Those were interesting Amanda. One man's art is another man's _____________?

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    1. haha! The 'artists' were definitely going for shock value there in some cases. Guess you could fill in that blank with just about anything!

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  2. They use a lot of stenciling it seems. This last one is really intriguing. I always look at the graffiti a lot also, glossing over the gang tags.

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    1. The last one was outside a university building in Coimbra. Seems college students are the same all over the world.

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  3. Hi Amanda....Very cool post..wonderful visuals...uniquely potent and mysterious! Love them all..great pics!
    Always fantastic visiting your realm!
    Wishing you a beautiful week!
    Victoria

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  4. Graffiti can be quite interesting. It is a nuisance, of course, especially if it is sprayed on historic buildings (they seem to love to do that in Italy) but in other places it has its own story to tell.

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    1. I have sort of a love-hate relationship with it. It's awful when sprayed on historic buildings, but when examined closely, sometimes there is a certain beauty to be found.

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  5. I have ambigous feelings about grafitti, esp. if thy are on hisorical buildings and monuments

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  6. I used to teach in an area of Los Angeles that was full of graffiti and Frescos! Sometimes, the same artists were responsible for both. I learned to appreciate and take seriously the sentiments of this type of art. How else can people express their innermost frustrations when nobody is willing to listen to them?

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  7. Now there's a project: travel the world or travel the country and photo graffiti where ever you find it.

    Stenciling is not my favorite

    Love
    kj

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  8. Some people think grafiti is beautiful. I think it's very interesting in other countriesbut not my own :)

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