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7 de Agosto de 2019.

Beksinski (1929-2005)

“I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams” – Zdzislaw Beksinski Beksinski was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor. He studied architecture in Kraków and had no formal training as an artist. He specializes in the field of magic realism and dystopian surrealism. He painted in a baroque and a gothic manner with his trademark precision. The first period of his work incorporates expressionistic colors with a strong style of utopian realism and a surreal architecture. The second period presents more abstract style. An exhibition in Warsaw in 1964 was his first major success – all the paintings were sold. Soon he became a leading figure in the contemporary Polish art. From the late […]
6 de Agosto de 2019.

Corte no valor das bolsas de estudo

Valor dos apoios será equivalente ao recebido pelos alunos de licenciatura a partir do próximo ano lectivo. Os estudantes do ensino superior com deficiência que frequentam mestrado ou doutoramento vão ter cortes nas bolsas de estudo no próximo ano lectivo e passam a receber o mesmo valor das licenciaturas, denunciou hoje a Federação Académica do Porto. “Até ao ano passado [2018], independentemente do ciclo de estudos que frequentassem, os estudantes com incapacidade igual ou até 60% recebiam uma bolsa de estudo pelo menos equivalente ao valor da sua propina, independentemente do ciclo de estudos que estivessem a frequentar, ou seja, licenciatura, mestrado ou doutoramento”, mas com a nova lei vão receber o apenas 872 euros, o valor da propina máxima […]
5 de Agosto de 2019.

Agustín Ibarrola Goikoetxea

Agustín Ibarrola Goikoetxea is a basque painter and sculptor. He began his relationship with painting in a self-taught way (at age 16 he made his first exhibition) and in 1948 the Council of Biscay granted him a scholarship, so he could move to Madrid to continue his studies in the workshop of Daniel Vázquez Díaz, until 1955. With him he made his first steps into Cubism. In 1950 he met another artist who had great influence on his production and his artistic mentality, the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza; with him he was introduced to the division and analysis of the space characteristic from constructivism. He also learned from Oteiza the mentality of joint artistic creation, where numerous artists and different […]
5 de Agosto de 2019.

5 portugueses em missão europeia

Os especialistas ajudarão a defenir as missões de investigação nas áreas da adaptação às alterações climáticas, oceanos, cancro, cidades inteligentes e saúde dos solos e alimentação. Cinco portugueses foram seleccionados pela Comissão Europeia para integrar o comité responsável por definir as missões de investigação e desenvolvimento, no âmbito do programa Horizonte Europa, informou o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior. Os seleccionados são Helena Freitas (bióloga da Universidade de Coimbra), Pedro Pita Barros (docente de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Tiago Pitta e Cunha (presidente executivo da Fundação Oceano Azul), Paulo Ferrão (docente do Instituto Superior Técnico e ex-presidente da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) e Teresa Pinto Correia (docente da Universidade de Évora), que vão […]
2 de Agosto de 2019.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

If you have already visited Vienna, I’m sure you have seen some colorful buildings in weird shapes.   All these art works were done by one of my favourite Austrian painters: Friedensreich Hundertwasser Regentag Dunkelbunt. His name tells us already a lot about him, it’s maybe even more exotic than his style of art. He was born as Friedrich Stowasser but changed it in 1949 and added some words. “Hundertwasser” is because of a Slavic word, “Regentag” means rainy day and “Dunkelbunt” a colorful dark. Hundertwasser was born on the 15 of December 1928 in Vienna and he spent the first period of his life there. During 1943, about 69 of his Jewish relations – on the side of his […]
2 de Agosto de 2019.

A nossa galáxia não é plana

Todas as noites, um grupo de cientistas polacos monitoriza a luminosidade de milhares de milhões de estrelas da Via Láctea. Há umas especiais: chamam-se cefeidas, são as mais brilhantes e ajudam no cálculo de distâncias — ao estudar mais de 2400 delas, os cientistas perceberam que a nossa galáxia não é tão plana como se pensava. Afinal, a nossa galáxia não tem a forma de um disco plano, mas sim de um disco com as pontas “distorcidas” numa espécie de “S” deitado. É esta a conclusão de um estudo feito por um conjunto de cientistas polacos publicado nesta sexta-feira na revista científica Science e que corresponde ao mapa 3D da Via Láctea com mais detalhe e precisão feito até hoje. […]
31 de Julho de 2019.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon in my opinion is one of the greatest painters ever to put brush to canvas. His work would completely shock, scare and amaze those who would gaze upon it. His work would be etched upon the British consciousness after the Second World War. Coming out of the horrific and devastating war, Bacon’s paintings would reflect not only his consciousness but he would tap into the dark and unnerving subconscious of the people. He was an Englishman who was brought up in Ireland during in his formative years. His childhood was a very tough and harrowing one,  he suffered from severe asthma and that meant he was a recluse and very shy. Additionally, growing up with a strict protestant […]
30 de Julho de 2019.

Dos CTESP às licenciaturas

Quase dois terços dos alunos que entram nas formações de dois anos prosseguem estudos, mas estas tinham sido pensadas como “via rápida” de acesso ao mercado de trabalho. Os cursos técnicos superiores profissionais (Ctesp) estão a tornar-se numa via de acesso alternativa às licenciaturas. Estas formações de dois anos foram criadas para serem uma “via rápida” para colocar pessoas com formação superior no mercado de trabalho, mas quase dois terços dos diplomados está a continuar os seus estudos. Os dados recolhidos junto das instituições de ensino superior mostram que 65% das pessoas que concluíram um Ctesp em 2016/17 inscreveu-se numa licenciatura no ano seguinte. A realidade é diferente de instituição para instituição. Por exemplo, todos os diplomados da Escola Superior […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Desmascarado mecanismo do cancro

Mecanismo dá pistas sobre uma maneira de impedir que as células cancerosas matem as células normais, o que pode vir a contribuir para o desenvolvimento de novas terapias contra o cancro. As células cancerosas são perspicazes: arranjaram uma forma inteligente de enganar as suas vizinhas saudáveis. Como? Fazem-nas pensar que já são perdedoras e depois eliminam-nas. Uma equipa com cientistas do Centro Champalimaud, em Lisboa, conseguiu topar a artimanha das células cancerosas. Num artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature, revela-se que tudo acontece graças a uma proteína. Além disso, combinou-se a quimioterapia e o bloqueio da expressão dessa proteína em ratinhos e verificou-se que o tumor se reduzia muito mais ou, nalguns casos, se eliminava completamente. Apesar de […]
1 de Setembro de 2017.

Access to forests is our privilege?

Levadas – more than two thousands kilometers of irrigation channels, going through Madeira across and along from the top to the bottom of the island. I can only think about walking along the path surrounding levada by green tropical flora, to feel undiscribed calmness. Even more I like to visit them alone without companions, for better exploration. Every single forest has his own story to discover and it depends on us, do we want to hear them or not. Trees are silent witnesses of history. The rest of the oldest kind belonged to Old Tjikko from Swedish Fulufjället National Park, survived more than nine thousand years. They remeber the time before Jesus Christ, the Roman Empire, Inca Empire, two world […]
21 de Agosto de 2017.

Polish accent in Funchal

What I found when I started to look for Polish signs in Madeira. There is about 4000 km distance between Madeira and Poland, so it is rather unlikely that these two countries can have a lot in common. However, if you look closely you can find some similarities. One of them are churches and a lot of other signs of Christian faith which are present at every corner. What is more, in the Jesuit’s church we can find a painting of the Divine Mercy based on the devotion initiated by Polish saint nun Faustyna Kowalska and painted by Polish artist. Also in that church we can see a statue of Polish Jesuit – saint Stanisław Kostka, a patron saint of […]
17 de Agosto de 2017.

The art of being lost

Before arriving on the project – I didn’t completely know what to expect. Am I going to love it, am I going to hate it? Will I pick up the language easily? What will it be like being a non-native of the place I’m in for the first time in my life? Now that I’m here. I can honestly say I still don’t have the answers to these questions … But I do know one thing, it’s the curiosity of NOT knowing that is spurring me on and igniting the inquisitive flames of my heart to continue upon this journey. I always hated children’s shows like Dora the Explorer – I never thought that I’d be buying her books in […]
14 de Agosto de 2017.

Expectations

It has already been a month since I left my hometown in the northeast of France to live this experience of a lifetime in Madeira. How do I feel about that? If anyone would have told me that I would be in Madeira at that time last year, I would have never believed him or her. I was doing my end-of-studies internship in the Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg, and I was expecting, or rather, my parents were expecting me to find a job afterwards. Instead I started working as a volunteer in a non-profit organisation that promotes European values and informs youngsters about all kinds of mobility programmes that exist in the European Union. I was still looking for […]
10 de Agosto de 2017.

British Experiences of Iberia

Comparing my first experiences of Iberian life to the British soldiers who arrived in 1807. Upon arriving in Madeira I read The British Soldier in the Peninsular War (G. Daly, Hobart, 2013) in order to learn more about the history of the island. I have compared my experiences to the soldiers who occupied Madeira from 1807. The first thing that struck me upon arrival was the temperate weather and dramatic terrain. Lieutenant Sherer of the Cumberland Regiment was similarly taken, describing the wooded mountains of Portugal as ‘enchanting’. However upon entering the cities the initial optimism of the soldiers turned to revulsion; John Douglas wrote home complaining of poor hygiene and disease in Lisbon. While I have not been to […]
7 de Agosto de 2017.

Your own personal mountains

Dare to feel like a king of the island? After having set my adventurous foot on three trails connecting Pico Ruivo with the south (Pico do Areeiro), the east (Achadas do Teixeira) and the north (Ilha), I once again channelled my inner explorer to check the last remaining path – Vereda da Encumeada (PR 1.3) going west, to the mountain pass at Encumeada. And this vereda is no fooling around, this is not for Sunday hikers in flip-flops or the likes of a guy I once saw at roughly 1700 meters above sea level, carrying his equipment in a plastic bag from a well-known supermarket. This hike alone is 11,2 kilometers long and you still have to reach or descend […]