Recriação - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 46.134 W 009° 06.942
29S E 489948 N 4291138
Quick Description: Recriação (Recreation) is a work by the Brasilian artist Lucio Bittencourt.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/12/2012 3:19:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMDG4Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 9

Long Description:
Recriação (Recreation) is a work by the Brasilian artist Lucio Bittencourt.

Recriação is a large metal sculpture with 5.3 meters tall (17 feet)representing a man. This is another controversy sculpture in Lisbon, mostly because people don´t understand it´s meaning. For most people this is just an ugly piece of metal in a green area. They tend to see it as something polluting one of the few true green areas of Lisbon.
Recriação is much more than that. In fact, it´s the essence of on of the most important need´s of today´s world. Recycling. The whole sculpture was made using scrap metal, recycling old metal and creating a new form and preserving resources that will help us making a better world.
Looking at it from this perspective we can seem much more than an ugly and scary figure. Instead, it´s a nice metal giant that was born from old pieces of cars, pipes and other junk that nobody wanted.

Lucio Bittencourt is a Brasilian artist that explores the scrap metal creating new forms. Each of his pieces proves that talent and imagination generate vigorous and harmonious aesthetic results.

He was born in 1953 in Mogi das Cruzes (São Paulo/Brasil), where he lives and works. He began his artistic career in 1979 and since then has produced more than 12 000 pieces including 200 monuments that reach 30 meters tall (100 feet) and are installed in public places in several cities.

It has about 200 awards, the first being in 1979 in the "Salão Oficial de Taubaté". He has participated in about two thousand individual and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and his works are spread over several places in Brazil and abroad in cities like such as Lisbon, Lyon, Paris and Puerto Rico.

More about the artist here: (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Recriação

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Lucio Bittencourt

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1993

Materials used: Scrap Metal

Location: Avenida de Berlim

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