a novel – Although he never stopped mocking the Portuguese capital, the great nature writer of the nineteenth centuryH Century, recognizes the gravity of life “Simple, peaceful and flowing” We are driving there.
This article is taken from Figaro is a special case “Lisbon or the sweetness of life” , A special issue takes you to discover the city, its architectural treasures, its living traditions, its writers, its fado singers…
Going down the Rua do Alecrim which leads from Chiado towards the Tagus, in the center of Largo do Barão de Quintela, there is a striking statue, more erotic than suggestive, attracting the eye of passers-by. A half-naked woman, arms wide open, looks ecstatically at a stern, mustached man who dominates her. On the pedestal we can read this quote: “In the harsh nakedness of truth, and the transparent cloak of imagination.”
The work of sculptor Teixeira López, this allegorical monument was created in 1903 in honor of José María de Eca de Quiroz, the only Portuguese writer of his time to gain international fame, who had died three years earlier.
Scenes from Portuguese life
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