Arquivo mensal: março 2018

A CARMELITE BAS-RELIEF AT PRIMEIRO DE MARÇO STREET

We should not confuse the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé with the Church of Venerável Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, almost twinned side by side, with their main entrances facing Primeiro de Março Street. The first one, which has already been the Real Chapel, the Imperial Chapel […]

A BAS-RELIEF FROM TIJUCA

Today´s post registers the presence of a bas-relief located at the main façade of the Colégio Estadual Paulo de Frontin, whose new building was inaugurated on December 10th, 1929. Well preserved till then, the façade of Professional School Paulo de Frontin (Escola Profissional Paulo de Frontin) can be seen below, in a photo taken from […]

NAVAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

15, DOM MANUEL STREET FORMER NAVAL CLUB, DESIGNED BY FRANCISCO CORREIA CÂMARA, 1898 C. PRESENTLY NAVAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM UNKNOWN AUTHOR | MORTAR BAS-RELIEFS, 1900 C. Built to be the headquarters of the Naval Club, the external decoration here alludes, mainly, to the many navigation instruments that have helped men to conquer the sea throughout the […]

MINISTRY OF FINANCES: THE WINTER GARDEN WORKS OF ART

Hi, fellows! I write today about the works of art put in the winter garden of the building located at 375, Presidente Antonio Carlos Avenue, in Downtown Rio – headquarters of the Rio de Janeiro Ministry of Finances. But before I start – first things first – a quick historic introduction is necessary. By the […]

MINISTÉRIO DA FAZENDA: AS OBRAS DE ARTE DO JARDIM DE INVERNO

MINISTÉRIO DA FAZENDA: AS OBRAS DE ARTE DO JARDIM DE INVERNO Olá, amigos! Escrevo hoje sobre as obras de arte colocadas no jardim de inverno do edifício-sede do Ministério da Fazenda no Rio de Janeiro, na Avenida Presidente Antonio Carlos, 375, no Centro. Antes, porém, permitam-me uma rápida explicação histórica. Através do Decreto número 24.504, […]

O EGITO É AQUI!

Amigos, Olá! Evidentemente que o Egito não é aqui. Alguns diriam infelizmente, mas é porque eles não moram lá… Outro dia peguei-me pensando nas várias referências na arquitetura eclética carioca à civilização humana que tanto impressionou – e continua impressionando – os estudiosos: o Antigo Egito. Vamos, então, por ordem de minha preferência, aos endereços […]

WELCOME TO EGYPT

Dear readers, Hi! It is true that Rio is not Egypt. Some would say unfortunately, but this is because they don´t live in Egypt… I caught myself the other day thinking about the numerous references in Rio architecture concerning the human civilization that has impressed specialists so much over time – and continues to do […]