Arquivo da tag: national museum of fine arts

RIO OF ALL SAINTS: SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL

On June 29th the world Christian community celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Saint Peter, also called the Prince of the Apostles, was born in Galilee and was baptized Simon, having his name changed by Jesus himself, thus stating the choice of Peter as the rock on which to build His Church. Peter […]

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 […]

MUNICIPAL THEATRE, PART 2: THE CARYATIDS

N/N, FLORIANO SQUARE RIO DE JANEIRO MUNICIPAL THEATRE PROJECT BY FRANCISCO DE OLIVEIRA PASSOS AND ALBERT GUILBERT, 1904 UNKNOWN AUTHORS EIGHT BRONZE SCULPTURES 1909 C. Atlantes[1] and caryatids – we´ve already seen here – are anthropomorphic ornamental structures[2] employed in buildings since classical antiquity. In most cases, they are responsible for the symbolical function of supporting […]

VISITA GUIADA DE 16 DE ABRIL | NEW GUIDED TOUR!

Prezados amigos e amantes do Rio, Olá! No dia 16 de abril próximo – um sábado, como sempre – farei a vigésima-primeira visita guiada da série O RIO QUE O RIO NÃO VÊ. A visita se chamará De Valentim a Tiradentes. Após longa ausência e a pedidos, voltaremos à área do Passeio, da Cinelândia e […]