The bull, man and the myth


From pre historic age, man has demonstrated profound admiration for the animal kingdom and it has been represented in Rock Art, this interest is directly in relation to hunting, an activity from which man obtained part of its sustenance.

The bull being an animal of great being and bravery, belonging to the astrological wheel of the zodiac, is a good example of this veneration and respect, being rooted in the Lusitania culture( Portugal and Spain) through the “Festa Brava”, with many admirers and opposes.

Independently of the role that the animal may have in man’s life, in many archaic and present civilizations, it is considered to be a divine manifestation, also associated with the mythological concepts.

The myth of the Minotaur is maybe the most well-known which represents a man consumed by his own desires. In essence this corresponds to our interior conflict between our human and animal instincts.

This Mail art Call has as its main objective to explore the triplicate between the BULL, MAN and the MYTH.

p.s. for more information see the "convocatória/call" section on the navigation bar.

Becouse The International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA) will celebrate 25 years of existence in 2013, this project is dedicated to this special date.

domingo, 10 de novembro de 2013

Fotografias da Exposição/ Pictures from the Exhibition

 Gostariamos de agradecer a todos os participantes nesta Convocatória de Arte Postal organizada pelo coletivo COMA.

We would like to thanks to all participants on this Mail Art Call organized by COMA collective.

EXPOSIÇÃO: os trabalhos forão expostos em Junho 2013 durante as Festas de Salvaterra de Magos, Estas festividades estão relacionadas com a comemoração do Foral cedido por D. Manuel em 1507, a D. Nuno (neto do Rei D. Duarte). Estas atraem milhares de pessoas a esta região de Portugal, e são bem conhecidas por :

- Largada de Touros na avenida principal
- Festival Internacional de Foclore
- Gastronomia tradicional
- Outros eventos culturais e música

 The works were shown during the Salvaterra de Magos Festivities in June 2013. This Festivities are related with the Charter (Foral) celebrations that  D. Manuel granted on 1507, to D. Nuno (grandson of king D. Duarte). This festivities attract thousand of people to this region of Portugal, and are well known by:

Running of the bulls in the main avenue
- International folk festival
- Traditional gastronomy
- Other cultural events and music