sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

2012 a caminho!

Quando se vê, já são seis horas!
Quando se vê, já é sexta-feira!
Quando se vê, já é natal...
Quando se vê, já terminou o ano...

Mário Quintana

quinta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2011

The Origins of Graffiti #2

«Rewinding still further, to classical times, did the famous gladiator Celadus Crescens feel any remorse when he wrote on the walls of the gladiatorial academy in Pompeii that “Celadus makes girls sigh”. I doubt it. And I don’t think his fellow Pompeiian vandal, the chap who drew a penis on a street corner and then added the slogan “Handle with care”, felt particularly guilty either.»

Waldemar Januszczak

segunda-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2011

The Origins of Graffiti

«Actually, you need to go back much further than 20 years to get anywhere near the origins of graffiti art. You have to return to prehistory. I’ve seen naughty scratchings on cave walls that are at least 20,000 years old. Give someone an opportunity to scrawl something they shouldn’t, somewhere they oughtn’t, and in my experience the blighters will always take it. For instance, that well-known vandal, Lord Byron, appears not to have felt any pangs of conscience whatsoever about incising his name on a column in the ancient Temple of Poseidon, in Attica, where you can still read it. Byron couldn’t help himself: he had to let people know he’d been there. The same goes for those notorious Renaissance vandals Michelangelo and Raphael, both of whom sneaked down into the basement of Nero’s Golden House in Rome and signed themselves on the ruins.»
Waldemar Januszczak

sexta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2011

Everyone Is Special

«There are no exceptions to the rule that everyone thinks they're an exception to the rules.»



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