Posted in Etiquetas: Art Cards | em Monday, March 30, 2009
Henrique César de Araújo Pousão (Vila Viçosa, 1 January 1859 - Vila Viçosa, 20 March 1884) was a Portuguese painter.
Pousão belonged to the naturalist generation, like António Silva Porto and João Marques de Oliveira, though his work was not so closely related as theirs to impressionism. In Paris he appears to have been influenced by Manet, especially in his use of black in equal proportion to other colours. Some critics have seen in his landscape works, rendered in a looser, expressive style, a prelude to modern art and abstraction. This approach appears in the abstract plains of colour and textures of his 1882 paintings Miragem and Fachada de Porta Soterrada. Some of his best works were painted on small wood panels no bigger than 100mm x 160mm in a poetic, luminous style.
The best collection of his work is at the National Museum Soares dos Reis, in Porto
Posted in Etiquetas: Croatia | em Monday, March 30, 2009
Thanks to rlicul:
Official postcrossing card sent from Croatia to Portugal.
Pula is a 3000 ears old city. It is famous for its buildings built by Romans. One of them is the Amphitheatre Arena, where gladiator fights took place. today there are held concerts and festivals.
Posted in Etiquetas: Italy | em Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thanks to Jvdith:
Postcard sent from Italy to Portugal. Theatre La Scala.
The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala, as it is also known), in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's most famous opera houses. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778, under the name Nuovo Regio Ducal Teatro alla Scala with Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
La Scala's season traditionally opens on 7 December, Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint. All performances must end before midnight; long operas start earlier in the evening if need be. Ticketholders are not allowed to enter after the performance has begun.
The La Scala Museum (Museo Teatrale alla Scala), accessible from the theatre's foyer and a part of the house, contains an extraordinary collection of paintings, drafts, statues, costumes, and other documents regarding opera and La Scala's history.
Thanks to Rafael Alves:
Postcard from Brazil, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
Florianópolis (nicknamed Floripa) is the capital city of Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina (Ilha de Santa Catarina), a continental part and the surrounding small islands. It has a population of 406,564, according to a 2006 IBGE estimate. The metropolitan area has an estimated population of 821,552.
Posted in Etiquetas: Portugal | em Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thanks to Maria da Graça.
The National Coach Museum (Portuguese: Museu Nacional dos Coches) is located in the Belém district of Lisbon, in Portugal. The museum has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, being one of the most visited museums of the city.
Posted in Etiquetas: Movie Cards | em Sunday, March 29, 2009
Posted in Etiquetas: Art Cards | em Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thanks to Kati & Geoffrey:
Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) Postcard. Dailin's spring song, 1883. Ateneum. Art Museum of the Ateneum
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Posted in Etiquetas: Portugal | em Monday, March 02, 2009
Thanks to Lurdes:
Charles Morgan Ship - Angra do Heroism Museum.
Charles W. Morgan was a U.S. whaleship during the 19th and early 20th century. Ships of this type usually harvested the blubber of whales for whale oil, which was commonly used in lamps during the time period. The ship is currently an exhibit at the Mystic Seaport museum.
Posted in Etiquetas: Ad Cards | em Monday, March 02, 2009