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Monday, 3 September 2018

Monday Mural - Lisbon Underground city

Quite a few of Lisbon's underground (subway) stations are decorated with fabulous tile panels, but I found this to be one of the most fascinating.
It can be found at the Oriente station, and was designed by Austrian born artist and architect Hundertwasser (Friedrich Stowasser - 1928/2000), based on his graphic works 686 Good morning city, and executed during 1996/98 by the tile factory "Fábrica Cerâmica Viúva Lamego" in Sintra and Lisbon.

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65 comments:

  1. Nao me lembro de o ter visto. Assumo que nao passei por essa escada rolante.

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    1. Se calhar, pois ele esta la ha uns anos. Obrigada Catarina

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  2. Hard to beat a tiled mural, especially in Lisbon. So colourful

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    1. Very typical of Lisbon indeed, thanks Debbie.

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  3. So redolent of the city itself

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    1. Yes, goes well with the city, thanks Cloudia

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  4. Very colourful. Being tiles, it will last well.

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  5. ...what a colorful addition to the underground!

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  6. O que só prova que Lisboa não é só bonita à superfície.
    Boa semana

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    1. Verdade Pedro, ha imensa arte nas linhas do metro. Boa semana.

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  7. It sure makes the underground a lot friendlier!!

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    1. I think so too, at least there's always some art to look at. Thanks Iris.

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  8. OMGoodness. This is JAW dropping gorgeous. You found a gem this week.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, glad you liked it. Unfortunately I didn't travel much on the underground, but most stations in Lisbon have a lot of tiled murals on their walls and sometimes even statues.

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  9. They are wonderful, never known he had made these underground tiles!

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    1. He has some colourful work, thanks Marianne.

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  10. It are tiles but lovely painted in a way that is not in the Portugal way at all. Very nicely done.

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    1. Yes, not very typical of Portuguese tiles. Thanks Stef

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  11. Hello Sami,
    NIce shots of these special kind of art.
    Maybe it prevents people from setting up their own graffiti.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Yes I suppose so, if the walls are already covered with some pretty artwork, taggers don't damage it. Thanks Marco.

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  12. Oh yes I remember this station it's one of the most beautiful and colored. Have a nice week

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    1. Thanks Kwarkito. Orient Station has so many beautiful murals :)

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  13. How gorgeous, a nice way to wait for a train. Moscow also has stunning subway stations.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I haven't been to Moscow, but I heard they have beautiful stations.

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  14. It's beautiful Sami, such a lot of work placing all those tiny tiles. Hope you are having a lovely week, you must be so excited to see your daughter ✨

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    1. Thanks Grace, yes very excited, just 2 hours to go.
      It took almost 2 years to complete the mural.

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  15. This one makes me feel like I'm looking down out the window of a skyscraper, seeing a viewpoint most of us miss. I wonder if the artist needed to take breaks from painting all those rectangles! I'd get dizzy! And what a great idea to join this with a link party! Off now to see about that big black cat face!

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    1. Thanks J, there's certainly a lot of work and time was spent on this mural!

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  16. From a construction/technique point of view this is particularly interesting. Since all those tiles had to have been painted/glazed and then fired before they went up on the wall, he had to have them laid out as he worked on it to make sure the windows lined up and all the other details made sense. So, they'd have to be numbered, then fired and reassembled. Which leads me to believe he had a very large studio. Any other potters/tile people in there know more about this?

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    1. The panel was designed by the artist but it was a famous tile factory that made the tiles. It took about 2 years for the panel to be made and assembled. A lot of work!!

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  17. I've always liked his work but hadn't seen any pics of this one! They may have produced the tiles at a commercial tile company.

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    1. Yes Pat, it was produced by a tile factory.

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  18. The tile art work is excellent, and so colourful.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Very colorful. I imagine the brightness is welcome in the Underground.

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  20. This is the first time here for me. I love the blog and the photos and will participate as often as possible. Thank you very much.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Bettie, very nice of you to participate too.

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  21. There's never a boring commute in Lisbon is there? Love this!
    Wren x

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  22. Love it! Everytime I'm in Lisboa, it is an obligatory stop for me.

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    1. Lots of beautiful art in Lisbon's underground stations Rob.

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  23. É um painel lindo. Já o vi.

    Obrigada pela divulgação da muita arte que existe em Lisboa.

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  24. What an amazing mural! I love that the colourful tile design, there is so much beautiful detail 😁. Wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

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    1. Thanks for your visit Jo. Have a lovely week too.

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  25. Dearest Sami,
    What a wonderful executed tile mosaic after Hundertwasser's design. Wondering if he still got to see the end results...
    You have shown us the most extraordinary murals the world has to offer.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  26. Such lovely, bright and intricate work! Love it so much! Hugs...RO

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  27. They're hard to photograph because of the reflected light, aren't they? This is a fun one, Sami. :) :)

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