20.1.20

Azulejos...


There is a new entrance to the Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau metro station. I have used the station for years… never thought about how the walls are decorated, but using the corridor leading to the new entrance (or exit), I was struck by the wall decoration (see top picture)…

… and when looking around I realised that the walls of the whole station are decorated by a large number of similar ceramics.  




I then learnt that they are all created by a Portuguese artist, Manuel Cargaleirio. The previous ones have been there for more than 20 years… and I have overlooked them. I also learnt that there has been an exchange between the Lisbon and the Paris metros. The Paris metro has got these “azulejos”, and the Lisbon metro has got one of the typical Guimard metro entrances.

The additional decoration was officially inaugurated a couple of weeks ago in the presence of the artist (now 92 years old), the Portuguese Prime Minister, the Mayor of Paris…  (pictures "stolen" on the net).


4 comments:

Ola said...

they are beautiful!

Studio at the Farm said...

how beautiful! The Metro station looks like a gallery.

Kathryn

Anonymous said...


Ah, que beleza! Gosto tanto dessa arte. Deixa minha pele toda arrepiada...
Muito obrigada!

claude said...

Cela met de la gaîté dans le blanc du métro.