Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Ruínas da Antiga Catedral de São Paulo

I like to introduce places and buildings from my home city, Macau, just like Grand lisboa casino hotel that I have introduced before, there are lots of other places that are worth to be looked at, such as historical places like "Ruínas da Antiga Catedral de São Paulo". It's name is in portugese because Macau was a colony of Portugal before 1999.

The most famous sight in Macau, the façade and stairway are all that remain of this early-17th-century Jesuit church, called Tai Sam Ba in Cantonese. With its wonderful statues, portals and engravings that effectively make up a 'sermon in stone' and a Biblia pauperum (Bible of the poor), some consider the ruins to be the greatest monument to Christianity in Asia to help the illiterate understand the Passion of Christ and the lives of the saints.

After the expulsion of the Jesuits from Macau in 1762, a military battalion was stationed here. In 1835, a fire destroyed everything except the screen-like facade, mosaic floor and 66-step approach you can see today. But even in ruins its grandiose scale is a stunning reminder of Macau's Portuguese past.

The site is all the more impressive when it's floodlit at night: squint upwards to spot some local flavour in the carving of a woman stamping on a seven-headed hydra.

There's a museum in the cathedral's former nave, with pride of place going to the highly prized piece of St Francis Xavier's arm bone and the tomb belonging to the cathedral's builder, Jesuit Father Alessandro Valignano.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Over the rainbow

Loving the remix and the video, enjoy!!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Muse - The resistance

A new album released by Muse

Muse is simply one of my favourite current bands, maybe this one isn't as good as their previous albums but I think Muse is going to be around for a long time and that they are going to go down as one of the most influential bands of this generation.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Idioteque animation motion design

another clean but strong motion graphic animation
good music too.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

A Malaysian short film

This film is directed and shot by Tan Chui Mui, from year 2004 to 2005.

I like this kind of short film as it only last couple of minutes but delivers a certain message, the sounding, colour and composition look professional in the short film, the 5 mins of movies you see on screen could worth a few days of making up behind the scene, just like music videos.

Making short films can be a good practice before trying to produce any longer, more meaningful films, with much more scenes to be prepared and shot.

South of south

Monday, 14 September 2009

Castle Magazine

Another free online graphic design magazine

Monday, 7 September 2009

3nd Macau international Performance Art Festival

this is something very different to the regular artwork that we usually see...

performance art is something that is more visual, abstract and maybe more interactive...

today i have attended this event and took some photographs...

they express their message and feeling in a different way...through their movement, appearance, decoration and maybe noise, you start to understand that there is a reason and purpose for the action.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Destructed Online Magazine

this is a free graphic design magazine that is available online

you can view the journal with acrobat reader as it is in pdf format.

it is also available in rar and audio version as well

this is a very good platform for new and young artist to express themselves to show their work to the outside world

here are some examples

Fernanda Cohen

Andrey Duhnev

so check it out.