Fernando Pessoa’s Tribute in Lisbon, Amadora by Sérgio Odeith
Continuing the project” Conversas na Rua”, directed by Catarina Martins.
Sérgio Odeith painted this last September a tribute to Fernando Pessoa in a 8th store building.
Fernando Pessoa, June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher.
Described, probably, as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century.
Probably one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.
A prolific writer, and not only under his own name, for he dreamed up approximately seventy-five others. Pessoa did not call them pseudonyms because he felt that did not capture their true independent intellectual life and instead called them heteronyms. These imaginary figures sometimes held unpopular or extreme views.
Along with the other murals of the famous Fado singer, Amália Rodrigues, the guitarist, Carlos Paredes and the singer Zeca Afonso. All in the same area, creating a huge interaction with all the people who passes there, leaving nobody indifferent.
Odeith used in this painting only spray, around 240 cans.
The painting have a huge realism.
Therefore, it was, once again, a pleasure for Odeith leaving his mark in his hometown.
This work was supported by the Amadora council.
A big thanks to Catarina Martins.