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!”
Let’s Have a Word #2: Gerald Mugwenhi aka Synik
September 5, 2018
Poet, hip-hop head, and spoken-word artist Gerald Mugwenhi, aka Synik, started scribbling rhymes in his notebook while still in high school in Zimbabwe. First, he emulated some of his friends and idols, at the time coming from the flood of American hip-hop on both TV and radio, spearheaded by Tupac Shakur. But Mugwenhi would soon develop […]
A Q&A with Claudio Carbone: Director of Another Lisbon Story
August 10, 2018
“Another Lisbon Story” follows the community that makes up Bairro da Torre — a Lisbon favela — and their active participation in the future of their neighborhood. Director, Claudio Carbone, who was kind enough to answer some questions for Atlas.
Almada Negreiros: Lisbon’s Futurist
July 3, 2018
Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, this saying doesn’t hold true of Almada Negreiros, as he seems to have mastered not only the literature and painting for which he is most famous but a myriad of other artistic endeavors as well. These include engravings, tapestries, caricatures, murals, sculptures, mosaics, azulejos, stained glass, and […]