In a city where graffiti is EVERYWHERE…this truly seems like a PERFECT tribute to Brazil’s most famous artist Architect Oscar Niemeyer. I did a post about him a week ago after we were in Niteroi to see his famous”UFO” and mentioned this tribute in Sao Paulo. I just had to do another post because we actually saw the HUGE graffiti on Paulista Avenue as well as saw a few more pieces of his work.
I was hoping we would have time to see a few more of his buildings and we did. At Ibirapuera Park there is an Auditorium for musical presentations. Every Friday & Saturday night there are shows and I would have loved to see one. I guess the acoustics inside the auditorium are amazing. I thought it was kinda cool because it looks like a red tongue sticking out.
The other Niemeyer works we saw were at the Latin America Memorial. The Latin America Memorial is a cultural, political and leisure complex. In the main square there is a large concrete sculpture also designed by Oscar Niemeyer representing an open hand in vertical position, with a map of Latin America painted in red. It is a symbol Of Latin America’s past oppression and its battles for freedom. The red map is a reminder of the blood from the sacrifices made.
As I mentioned, there is a lot of graffiti in Brazil cities. Sao Paulo, like Rio de Janeiro, is no different. We saw some very elaborate pieces.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!