- _"La Sardine On Carrasco"or sardine on the gibbet
Lisbon Festival 2012
The main idea behind this illustration
was to combine the historical context
of the vestiges of the inquisition in Lisbon
with one of the great cultural icons
of the city - the sardine.
WHERE HAS THE NAME "PATIO OF THE EXECUTOR" COME FROM?
Luís Alves, “the Black”, was condemned to death for various crimes but managed to escape death penalty under the condition of becoming a high justice executor, which he was until capital punishment was abolished in Portugal in 1867.
And this is how he became known as the Last Hangman of Portugal. The name "Pátio do Carrasco" comes from the fact that Luís the Black lived in one of the houses of the patio.
I used the historical factor that the patio represents and decided to use the scythe as an element of the Hangman, since he was one of the patio´s residents.
The other element is the sardine, one of the most known and loved symbols at the Lisbon festivities.
There is no party without people "executing" these delicious fish.
Thus i decided to incorporate these two icons into creating a theme, as if an execution was going to take place at the party. There is some irony in the fact that nowadays sardines are being "executed" on the patio of the last Hangman...
The motive behind the creation of the event "La Sardine On Carrasco" came from the fusion between the name & location of the party "PATIO OF THE EXECUTOR" and the Sardine, one of the traditional icons of portuguese popular festivities.
THE PICTURES13 June is a public holiday in Lisbon. The festivities of the city are marked by (carnival) processions, small neighborhood traditional parties and marriages of the Saint António where various couples give their wedding vowes together.Lisboners are used to celebrating the Saint António on the streets of the city by decorating their houses and historical neighborhoods with colorful adornments and by placing little basil pots on their windows.The tradition stipulates that the revelers should eat grilled sardines, caldo verde and grilled paprikas.Photos by PRASAD SIVA
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[ Rodrigo Borralho ]