Arquivo da tag: palm

RIO OF ALL SAINTS: SAINT BARBARA

On December 4th the Christian communities of the world celebrate the Day of Saint Barbara, besides the birthday of my dear son João Paulo. Maybe the first thing that comes to the mind of a carioca when told about this martyr name is the long tunnel that links the neighborhoods of Catumbi and Laranjeiras, shorting […]

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 […]