Monday, May 24, 2010

"O Buraco da Fonte"


Now here's one of those interesting buildings of urban feature, although they may also be found in some smaller towns and, because they have been built between the late 19th and early decades of the 20th century, are always in the middle of a kind of "sandwich"of uncertainty that for so many have been fatal, because they are not old enough to be considered "historical", nor sufficiently modern that one may assign any “pedigree” associated with who designed it... But since we're talking about sandwiches, the better we get into the "Buraco da Fonte", the “Eye of the Fountain”, old establishment that existed already in the house prior to the building, and give one a push, maybe of cod or liver, with the help of the nectar that comes out of the barrel.
Ora aqui está um desses interessantes prédios já de feição urbana, embora também possam ser encontrados em algumas localidades mais pequenas e que, pelo facto de terem sido construídos entre os finais do século XIX e primeiras décadas do século XX se encontram sempre numa espécie de “sanduíche” de incerteza que a tantos tem sido fatal, pois não são suficientemente antigos para serem considerados “históricos” nem suficientemente modernos para que se lhes possa atribuir um eventual “pedigree” associado a quem os desenhou... Mas já que estamos a falar em sanduíches, melhor será entrarmos no “Buraco da Fonte”, estabelecimento de provecta idade que já existiria na casa que antecedeu o prédio, e empurrar uma, quem sabe de bacalhau ou de isca de fígado, com a ajuda do néctar que sai da pipa.
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10 comments:

Anderhowl said...

Your ability to construct depth with such solidity and clarity is always impressive, inspiring, and so dang nice to look at!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you :))
It's easier to build depth in bright sunny scenes, since the shadows are a great help.

SKIZO said...

Muito
Bom
boas
criações

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Obrigado e
um
abraço :))

Katherine Thomas said...

I like all your pieces, but this one is especially nice. I think I like the red brick, and also the balance of straight lines and gentle curves. And of course, I always love the adorable people in your scenes. Awesome work!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you, Katherine. This one was one of the most time consuming, due to the amount fo details, but only technically because time flew while I was enjoying the painting :)))

智恵 said...

very beautiful paintings, shadow
stones, staircase...bicycle
all nice.

C

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I'm happy you liked :))
Have a great weekend!

Luís Bonito said...

Ai essa sandes!
Excelente aguarela que relata tanta coisa típica.
Adorei especialmente os pormenores do engraxador e do carrinho de gelados :-)
Abraço

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Um verdadeiro "centro de serviços", com tudo à mão num só local :))
Um abraço!!