Streetart – Jorge Charrua @ Lisbon, Portugal

Title: Gathering
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Artists: Jorge Charrua
For: Loures Arte Pública
Address: R. Francisco Simões Chacoso / R. António FRADE

Photo Credits: João Henriques

This mural started as a reflection about the location where this painting is inserted: A small town, just like many others across Portugal, where the local communities gather and spend time together. The village of Murteira has a great female history around the “lavadeiras” – washerwomen – since the early days, and I started from this premisse and worked with the duality of that memory together with the contemporaneity of the building. As an approach, I opted for an intimate setting marked by the candle lights, the proximity of the secondary figures and a color palette that would go more towards a nostalgic feel. This painting is a tribute to the human relationships and the importance of these gatherings, which were the only way to feed our social needs in harsher times, particularly in these smaller communities.
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