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Florbela Espanca - There is a spring in every life by Madalena Lobao-Tello


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Acrylic on canvas
In the background I wrote her poem “I am…”

  • Featured in Everyday Woman Group, The Group 2, Portugal Group, Revealed Group and SKETCHING AND DRAWINGS group
  • Florbela Espanca ( Her real name is Flor Bela de Alma da Conceição) is one of the greatest Portuguese poets.
  • Forerunner of the feminist movement in Portugal, had a tumultuous life, restless, transforming their suffering intimate poetry of the highest quality, full of eroticism and femininity.
    Florbela was different than Portuguese women of her time in tastes, studies, work, behavior and relationships with men throughout her life. Florbela was aware of that difference, and it felt so proud and superior.
    The poetry of Florbela is characterized by recurring themes of suffering, loneliness, disillusionment, coupled with an immense tenderness and a desire for happiness and fulfillment that can only be achieved in the absolute infinity. The passionate vehemence of her language, remarkably personal, focused on her own frustrations and anxieties, is often an erotic sensuality.

She is the great woman in the early decades of the twentieth century Portuguese literature.

  • “I am
    I’m the one that in the world is lost,
    I am the one that in life has no north,
    I am the sister of the Dream and in this sort
    I am the crucified … the painful …

Shadow of fog thin and withered,
And that bitter fate sad and strong,
Spurs brutally to death!
Soul of mourning always misunderstood! …

I’m the one that goes by and nobody sees …
I am the one that they call sad, without being …
I am the one that cry without knowing why …

I am perhaps the vision that anyone dreamed,
Someone who came into the world to see me
And never in his life found me!"
Florbela Espanca

Florbela Espanca – There is a spring in every life
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

Florbela Espanca
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

I am a visual artist, painter and ceramist. The subject of my work is women. I born in Portugal, but I belong of all parts of the planet and my home is the World.
I work in a great number of mediums, including oil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, pencil, photography and mixed media. I have 3 sons.

My artwork can be found in private collections across Portugal, France, Mozambique, Switzerland, Chile, Nicaragua and Argentina

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  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoquealmost 4 years ago

    So strong…

  • ArtLacoque
    She was a strong woman!
    Thanks your comment

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Geraldine (Gezza) Maddrell
    Geraldine (Gez...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on a well deserved Feature
    Each featured work is displayed in large within our weekly group message.
    Geraldine and SimplyRed

  • Geraldine
    Thank you so much the feature!
    I am honored!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Wow ! Madalena You own this wonderful special Art you produce ! So Striking but more so , so Exciting Portraiture …Wow .I love this so much .

  • LoveringArts
    Wow!!! I feel honored with your comment! Thank you so much!
    I’m a big fan of your art work!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful and strong image! Love your technique!!! x

  • Belinda
    Thank you so much!! Glad you like this one!!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 3 years ago

    fantastic painting…love it a lot …bravo Madalena!!!

  • Wow!! Thank you so much your comment! This make me feel happy!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago


  • Wow!!!
    I´m honored for being featured, thank you so much Tereza!!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • synthpaintann
    synthpaintannover 3 years ago
    This is truly fascinating :the work and the commentary.
  • Anna
    Thank you so much your comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    strong, intriguing and the poem has brought much to me heart dear Madalena!
    you are such an emotional painter. and I mean that as a big compliment… wow

  • linaji :))
    I love her attitude towards life!!
    Glad you like this one!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Dear Martina
    Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 3 years ago

    Superb !!

  • Dwarkan
    Thank you so much your comment and fave!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

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