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Acrylic on canvas

My little homage to the red carnation.
This work was planned as a Portuguese tile

  • Featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group, Portugal Art Group, Lisbon and Surroundings Group, Superbly Visual Group and Visual Texture Group
    - Featured in Art Universe – PERMANENT FEATURE GALLERY: Merry Christmas – Flowers Delight

Closer of my painting “Sophia de Mello Breyner – Why the poem speaks”

Sophia de Mello Breyner – Why the poem speaks
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Red Carnation is a importante flower to portuguese people and for many Portuguese the meaning of the Red Carnation will always be associated with the revolution of April 1974.
  • The carnation became the symbol of the revolution of April 1974 in Portugal: With the arrival of people to the streets to support the rebel soldiers, someone (there are several versions), started the distribution of red carnations to the soldiers, who quickly put them on the tubes of their rifles.
  • The dominant red color and April was a coincidence, but perfectly connected with the objectives of the revolution and that this color (Blood and Fire) is the symbol of the fundamental principle of life, with his strength, power and brightness.

Little homage to Red Carnation
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

Little homage to Red Carnation
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

Little homage to Red Carnation
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, USA, France, Mozambique, Switzerland, Chile, Nicaragua and Argentina

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  • Elena Malec
    Elena Malecabout 3 years ago

    beautiful. Bravo!

  • Gracias Elena!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 3 years ago

    I do remember such revolution…and it was a “modellic” one…beautiful Mada….perfectly in harmony of colours and intention.

  • Rosa
    I am a Portuguese, who loves the revolution of April 1974…so because of this my series on Portuguese women is called “Women of the country of April”
    Thanks you so much for the comment

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much your support to my artwork!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, Madalena and thanks for the history behind it

  • Shulie
    I am very grateful for your support of my art work!!
    Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Liz. my dear friend
    Thank you so very much for your kind comment and adding to favorites!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Anna
    Your comments are always greats and make mi happy
    I really value your opinion!!
    Thank you so much!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 3 years ago

    Van Gough couldn’t have done it better……..

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

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Francis
    Thank you so much to aprove this painting in your group!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Cee
    Thank you so much for featuring this painting in your group!!
    I am happy and honored. :))

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago

    very pretty work

  • I have no words to thank you for your support of my artwork!!
    Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

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