TRACING LIGHT | DIARY OF LISBOA

FIRST WEEK

4 de fevereiro de 2024

Have been watching Portugal from the sky … such a beautiful country  … I know, there are many beautiful countries – but still: green hills, lakes, windy roads, small towns, and, almost always, the coastline within sight!

All looked so inviting 😊

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Landed 🛬 in Lisboa.

And here I am!

For a month being Artist in Residency at Prisma Estúdio (@prisma.lx)

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5 de fevereiro de 2024

Discovering the closest surroundings. Rua do Benformoso. Busy all day.

Bought a hairdryer.

Photographed shadows on the opossite walls and got fascinated by the color play: carpet-slippers-sleeve of my jumper. 😅

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Introduction session in the estudio.

Nice company of Sammi, Australian artist.

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Love the tomato marmalade! 😊

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6 de fevereiro de 2024

Tuesday, the flea market day. 

Feira da Ladra is fantastique! Not far from here, went on feet. Discovered beautiful shadows, painting, even printed a story of a quartier on printed tiles. All so inspiring 🙂

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Really sunny day. Feira da Ladra located on the Campo Santa Clara – bought a pair of earrings (only!), and had a coffee. Then headed to Museo Nacional do Azulejo. Another hightlight. Such a peaceful space. Of course truly intersting in terms of studying the Portuguese tiles. Me studying spots of sunlight on the floors additionally 🙂

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7 & 8 de fevereiro de 2024

Quarta & quinta-feira.

Rainy days …

Exploring the studio. Going with the bus through Montsanto park.

 

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9 de fevereiro de 2024

Friday.

Sete-Rios bus station.

Studying photos of Lisbon from previous trips, all with strong light-shadow contrast.

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Sunny and bit windy day. Arriving again 🙂

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10 de fevereiro de 2024

Sabato.

Painted in the room.

Walk in the neighbourhood. 

Miraduro de Monte Agudo. Few lines in the sketchbook, in between showers. Sun. Walk back.

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