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Urban graffiti of absence
Medianeras

Medianeras

Medianeras

Three of nine incredible photos of spectral ornamentation by José Antonio Millán.

“Son los despojos abiertos de la habitación del hombre, el mapa vertical de sus diferencias, la obscena muestra de lo que las paredes ocultan (duchas, papel pintado, manchas de grasa en la cabecera de un lecho).

“Las lluvias, la intemperie dulcifican los colores en una misma paleta pastel. Los azulejos resisten heróicamente, y sólo caen uno a uno.

“En fuerte competencia con los edificios que vendrán, las medianeras duran poco tiempo.”

For more on “medianeras,” read (or BabelFish) Millán's article El arte de las medianeras. And for a bit of provenance, I stumbled upon the photographs via Millàn's wonderful article on pictorial stones, which I linked to in an earlier post.

Lastly, is there a Flickr pool for these façades?


POSTSCRIPT #1: Yes. In fact, there are two: Medianeras and The Unconscious Art of Demolition. So go now and contribute. (Thanks, Mike and José!)
5 COMMENTS —
  • e-tat
  • June 15, 2006 at 4:16:00 PM CDT
  • The abstractions are splendid. They are landscapes as viewed from above, patterns of ornate, or simply colourful design. I see parterre (divided earth), I see Jekyllesque massing of colour, I see the picturesque.


  • Mike Ernst
  • June 27, 2006 at 3:11:00 PM CDT
  • Great post. Found a Flickr pool here:


  • Mike Ernst
  • June 27, 2006 at 3:16:00 PM CDT
  • hmmm... try this:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/medianeras/


  • José Antonio Millán
  • July 16, 2006 at 3:34:00 AM CDT
  • The Unconscious Art of Demolition

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/demolitionart/pool/


  • Eduardo
  • January 14, 2007 at 6:49:00 PM CST
  • Vean lo que hace Rita Simoni en Buenos Aires.
    http://www.arsomnibus.com.ar/muestras/detalle.php?id=1800
    Eduardo Baró
    pueden ver mas en:
    www.arteamundo.com/simoni


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