Tag Archives: art

Street Art of São Paulo

São Paulo is easily revered as one of the best cities in the world for street art. Many well-known graffiti artists hail from this region, which not only have their pieces adorned throughout S.P., but worldwide. Artists, such as, Onesto,  Kobra, Alex Senna, Zezão, and the twins, prominently known as Os Gemeos have bedecked the walls of SP with their artistry. The colorful hues that transcend through the city have transformed it into a walking outdoor museum. There is vibrancy around nearly every corner, always leaving more to be found and explored. Be sure to visit Vila Madalena, Beco de Batman and São Paulo’s historic center to find some of these brilliantly hued pieces.

Below are a few of my favorites.

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Craving Your Tidbits: Brazil

I have recently applied and have been accepted to work in
Brazil this summer! I will specifically be working with high school
students engaging them in english immersion, leadership activities
and creating economic opportunity for the next generation of
Brazil. I am excited to have the opportunity to travel to Brazil
and to be exposed and immersed into such a wonderous and vibrant
culture. I am creating this post seeking any travel adventures you
may have had and want to share of Brazil, any advice that you may
have of  things that I cannot miss, travel advice, advice on
Portuguese, music, culture, the people. Any links to stories,
articles or photography you may have. I want to hear all about it!!
I would love to hear you ideas and stories. I found this picture
and could not help but share it…. an intro to Brazilian culture,
if you will.. (psst! more to come) Selaron's Stairs, a
mosaic tile stairway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “A woman sits on Selaron’s
Stairs (Escadaria Selarón), a mosaic staircase made of colorful
tiles, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 February 2012. World-famous
staircase, mostly covered by vibrant yellow, green and blue tiles
(inspired by the colors of the Brazilian flag), is the masterpiece
of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who considers it as a personal
tribute to the Brazilian people. Connecting the neighborhoods of
Santa Teresa and Lapa, the stairway is made up of 250 steps and
measures 125 meters long. In 1990 Selarón began work on the
stairway, creating a constantly evolving piece of art, now adorned
with over 2,000 brightly colored tiles collected from over 60
countries. Selarón funds his one man’s project through donations
and the sale of his black-and-red paintings which mostly depict a
pregnant African woman or himself. Living his passion, the
eccentric 65-year-old artist claims that this crazy and unique
dream will only end on the day of my death.”
(http://latin-america.photoshelter.com/image/I00007_nrI3V9pis)