From 14th century paintings to cutting-edge contemporary installations, with vibrant street art, Lisbon’s galleries, museums, and streets have it all.
Flowers are her best lovers: Q&A with Weronika Anna Rosa
September 19, 2018
Polish artist Weronika Anna Rosa came to Lisbon and fell in love at first sight. When she moved here for good, the city’s light and colors — and the country’s azulejos — would shape her paintings as well. Atlas sat down for a chat.
Amadeo de Souza Cardoso: The Slow-Burning Modernist
September 18, 2018
Amadeo Cardoso was a caricaturist, painter, and man-about-town in the Parisian art scene. He certainly has his place among the great Portuguese modernists.
Kidding Around in Portugal: A Q&A with Children’s Book Artist Cale Atkinson
September 12, 2018
Cale Atkinson is an artist, author, and animator who’s worked for the likes of Disney Hyperion and Marvel. His travels through Portugal prompted a series on the country, so we decided to get in touch.
The Silent Lady: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
September 11, 2018
When rebuked about not talking enough about her work, the modernist painter Vieira da Silva once retorted: “And what does one paint for? Isn’t it to make the canvas speak? The painter’s language is the paintings themselves!”
Rama em Flor: Creating Space for Radical Discussion
August 31, 2018
This summer, Lisbon was home to a glorious celebration of feminism and queer culture sprawled across multiple venues throughout the city, including Zé dos Bois Gallery, Damas, Lounge, and Rua das Gaivotas 6. The community festival brought together international and local artists and activists to present music, talks, films, and discussions, opening up space to […]
The Futures of Lisbon: A Concerned Immigrant’s Preview.
August 28, 2018
Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia art exhibit composed of photographs, essays, videos, illustrations, and all sorts of weirdness, compiled by professionals in various fields, academics, artists, and regular citizens of Lisbon. The show examines one simple question that is on the mind of anyone who lives here: “What comes next for this magical little town?”
Digitizing Lisboa: A Q&A with Illustrator Gonçalo Viana
August 27, 2018
Gonçalo Viana’s illustrations bring to mind a simpler time when postcards were a thing, yet his subject matter is very much of the moment. And his clear, child-friendly technique means that his illustrations go perfectly with the articles he’s commissioned to illustrate — and, of course, children’s books.