Posted on February 28, 2017
Reflection on women… ballet dancer
There she goes
with beauty and grace
some sad disgrace
with tired shoes
bleeding every month
Can you dance too?
Posted on December 16, 2016
Palácio de Cristal, Parque El Retiro, Madrid
I’ve been many times at the Crystal Palace, also in Retiro’s Park. It’s not only beautiful, but also a place of quietness and play at the same time. You have the serene setting with the lake bordering the building with lush vegetation during the year and the busy comings and goings of tourists and children. Yes, its a place the children look for because the birds and turtles that live on or around the palace. The turtles and ducks are a joy. But, de
Posted on November 10, 2016
You can find the Fountain of the Fallen Angel in the south of the Retiro Park, on a roundabout where Paseo Fernan Nunez, Paseo Republica de Cuba and Paseo Uruguay meet. Take your time and really admire this beautiful work of art.
Posted on October 29, 2016
Since I’m still feeling the French atmosphere after last weekend in Paris, I decide to pay homage to, perhaps, the most famous building in Madrid, a wonderful Beaux Arts architecture – an extremely elegant French style characterized by conservative lines and impressive sculptural elements. The magnificent edifice has been designed by French brothers Jules and Raymond Fevrier to host the headquarters of the insurance company La Unión y el Fénix, and completed in 1910 by Spanish architect Luis Esteve.
In 1972, the building was acquired by Metrópolis Seguros and a series of restorations begun. Nowadays, it retains its former appearance, excepting the original statue on top of the dome representing Phoenix and Ganymede, which has been replaced.
Metropolis Building’s main features include the bright white façade, which is lavishly decorated with sculptures and various ornaments, as well as the spectacular black dome on top of which a gorgeous statue of Winged Victory designed by Spanish architect Federico Coullaut-Valera Mendigutia rises to the sky.
SRapallo, Metropolis, watercolor, Madrid, 2016.
Posted on September 14, 2016
” Reflections on female relationships, complexities of emotions and feelings, family and relatives. Family and people I have known, representations, figuratively, abstractly or both.
Working on, sometimes a tender palette, sometimes a more vibrant one, capturing a glimpse of female feelings, strong but also subtle. For me, the female psyche are represented by clouds and drips of paint highlighting the rich texture of the canvas. I enjoy using natural powder pigments forming shadows and lights that are changing and transforming itself, colors interactions altering the final results, forming new details, totally unexpected. I think it’s fascinating to see how all those colors and forms take me to different aspects of my own journey on this life. ”
Posted on August 16, 2016
It’s an eternal fashion made in Spain. They are hand made with thousands of different models: flat or with high heels. An authentic and traditional shoes. The oldest store in Madrid is Casa Hernanz, since 1845.
I bought mine last summer. They are perfect for hot days…
Alpargatas estão eternamente em moda na Espanha. São confeccionadas em mil modelos diferentes: sem salto ou com salto. São sapatos autênticos e tradicionais. A loja mais antiga em Madri é a Casa Hernanz, desde 1845.
Eu comprei esse par no verão passado. São perfeitas para dias quentes…