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Ceramic mural made in raku

  • I am strongly opposed to the concept of globalization because the cultural destructiveness of the global village!
    I am absolutely in favor of the universality because of the respect for local cultures that this concept implies.
    This mural was intended as my artistic response to globalization!!
  • The entire mural is designed as a puzzle of 10 pieces, wich represent African, Portuguese, Arabic and Oriental cultural references
    – The blocks that surround the woman is like a puzzle and also a key for the encrypted interpreting. They are primarily encoded cards with several possible readings. Memories. Labyrinths. silences…
  • This work is fundamentally symbolist, full of of the symbols of my world, Portugal and Africa, cartography, tiles and textures of Africa, the woman more than a physical woman is a goddess, making the connection between this different cultures. This is a is a mural that tells many “stories” in a single representation and that is in the viewer discover these symbols and their connections ..
    – The arc that is behind the woman is an arc maked in the perfect manner of medieval Romanesque that associated with the light / dark gives a mystical tone to the mural.

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, USA, France, Mozambique, Switzerland, Chile, Nicaragua and Argentina

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  • Eldon Ward
    Eldon Wardabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, Madalena. All the symbolism and the larger philosophy are great; AND the work stands on its own even without the explanation.

  • Eldon
    Glad you like this one!!
    Thank you so much for your comment!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Liz
    Wow!!! Thank you for the super compliment!!
    Many thanks for your support! I appreciate it very, very much !

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Liz :))
    Thank you very much for purchasing a " Universality" greeting card!
    I feel happy and honored!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    stunning !!!

  • Guendalyn
    Thank you so much for your comments and fave!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    Me too Madalena!! Wonderful evocative work!!

  • John
    I really value your opinion!!
    Thank you so much!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Fabulous work, Madalena – I agree with you about universality. It is such a shame that people give up their culture and end up with MacDonald’s

  • Shulie
    Thank you so much your comment!!
    Finally we going to be all immersed in an artificial world, forgetting the cultural wealth of each people throughout the earth. Yes, a great shame!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oabout 3 years ago

    This is stunning work……

  • Zi-O
    Thank you so, so much. Really. Your comments makes me feel very honoured.

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    Yes, yes!
    Very impressive words and sculpture…. if there were better understanding of these words, we would all benefit.

  • This has just made my day and put a big smile on my face. :)))).
    Thank you so much your comment!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 3 years ago

    When all is said and done,we will have a stew not to our liking nor benefit.
    Admire the concept of this work.
    Peaceful weekend to you,

  • Sassafras
    Unfortunately it will be! Can we stop it?
    Thank you so much your comment!
    A Peacefull weekend for you too!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Francis
    I am glad for my painting have been selected!!Thank you so much!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    This is fantastic work and creativity Mada. You are a gifted and beautiful woman.

  • Maree
    Wow!!! Thank you for the super compliment!!
    Many thanks for your support! I appreciate it very, very much !

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

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