SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 22 August 2016

Monday Murals - 40 years of the Carnation Revolution

Just around the corner from the Alcantara-Mar train station, at Rua de Cascais there are a series of murals which were painted in 2014 to commemorate the 40 years of the 25th of April Carnation revolution in 1974.


The initiative was called 40 years - 40 murals, but apparently some of the murals have been painted over already - maybe too risque? 
Not all 40 murals were painted on this long wall though.

The murals were mainly painted by artists belonging to the APAURB (Portuguese Association of Urban Art) and volunteers, without institutional collaboration.
They are the same crowd that painted the Alcantara-Mar underground pass.

For other murals from around the world click on this link.


Liberty, bread, peace, earth, democracy,..., housing, culture, health.

The door says - 40 years 1974-2014, 40 murals 25 April
40 years of Independence (of former Portuguese colonies)

The Portuguese artist VIHLS mural that was originally there, (below) was at that time painted with a body and closed fist hand, that was later removed.





(photo from the net - closed fisted man painted on the Vihls mural, now painted over)

(photo from the net - when the murals were originally being painted)


30 comments:

  1. Na sua última fotografia (da autoria da Sami):
    gostei da forma como o artista aproveitou a degradação do edifício como o cabelo da personagem pintada.
    Bom dia! :-)

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    1. Obrigada Sandra. O Vihls (Alexandre Farto) e que remove tijolo, esculpindo as suas personagens, geralmente em predios velhos.

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  2. I like the variety in the murals. The faces are so well painted!

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    1. Thank you Marleen, yes they do look quite good.

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  3. I enjoy murals that make a politic statement. These are great.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tom, glad you liked them.

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  4. A lot of murals there, all very well painted.

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  5. That one with the exposed brick to give texture to the hair is awesome! They are huge, what a shame some may have been painted over already :(
    Have a great week
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, the Vihls mural is awesome, I love his murals.

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  6. Wow some really amazing murals along the wall. Thanks for popping into my Blog

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  7. I also like the Vihls-mural best due to it´s technique. So sad graffitis are everywhere...

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    1. Thanks Iris, Vihls really is quite different and striking.

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  8. Dearest Sami,
    Love the painted over of the closed fist hand and that white shirt was a bit too...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. The original is certainly much better. Thanks Mariette.

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  9. How sad that some of these murals have been painted over. The closed fist man is terrific. What a loss.

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    1. Sadly some murals don't seem to last long. Thanks for your visit.

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  10. I really enjoyed seeing these because I had no concept of the date or the revolution. But I didn't need an interpreter to understand the content and context of the murals. They are all lovely, at least they were when they were originally painted. It's too bad, for reasons I may never understand, they had to be painted over. But I'm glad you shared them with us today.

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  11. A lovely array of murals. Since the Vhils mural was altered, it makes me wonder if the missing ones were painted over as a form of censorship. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural

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    1. I do think it could have to do with censorship since the murals might have depicted some events of the revolution against the former dictatorship. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. I remember seeing these, but didn't have time to stop. Really nice works. Some of them are real art.

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    1. Thanks Halcyon. Did you manage to photograph murals in Lisbon?

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  13. Very nice works! Lisbon is indeed full of murals!

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  14. Thanks Sara, yes lots of them!

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  15. An eclectic mix here Sami, I think my favourite are the sideways totem in the third shot and of course the VHILS, he is so talented!

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    1. I also like the sideways forum. I considered putting the the photo the right way, but that's the way they were painted. Of course is special with the different way of making murals.

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