Conheça a 'arte da poeira' de artista afegão

Atualizado em  22 de fevereiro, 2013 - 09:40 (Brasília) 12:40 GMT

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Mohammed Akram acredita que captura 'espírito' do país usando materiais extraídos do chão; assista à reportagem em inglês.

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Life is hard in Afghanistan.

But artist Mohammed Akram makes sure that his painting materials don't cost the earth – they’re just made of it.

He starts by scouring his neighbourhood for mud, dust and brick then grinds them down and finally mixes them together with home-made glue.

By painting with these materials Mohammed hopes to better capture his country’s character and its struggles.


Transcrição em português

A vida é dura no Afeganistão.

Mas o artista Mohammed Akram deu um jeito para que seu material de pintura não custe uma fortuna – ele usa material que vem da terra.

Primeiro ele vasculha a vizinhança na busca por de barro, poeira e tijolos, que ele mói para misturá-los com cola feita em casa.

Ao pintar usando esse material, Mohammad espera capturar melhor o caráter de seu país e suas lutas.


Vocabulary

cost the earth - be very expensive

scouring - searching carefully

grinds - reduces something to smaller pieces by rubbing it against a harder surface

capture - represent something correctly by using inages and words

struggles - difficult tasks that take a lot of effort

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

cost the earth/ scouring/ grinds/ capture/ struggles

1. "The street parties were a big success when we did them at the royal wedding and they weren't just in London, they really_______the spirit of the whole nation."

2. Police spent about 90 minutes ______ the campus and the surrounding woods for the gunman.

3. Just as the participation of white people in the black ______ against apartheid in South Africa had added strength to that movement, men "must stand up and work with women" to combat rape, he told the BBC World Service.

4. Mrs Burgess said: "It is my belief that everyone should live in a comfortable home which doesn't ______ to keep. A vibrant, expanding housing sector can stimulate economic growth by protecting and creating jobs and supporting regeneration."

5. The National Trust thinks the internal workings were substantially altered in about 1840 to allow the mill to ______ wheat, having previously ground oats.


Answers

Source: Diamond Jubilee: 'Big Lunch' launched at palace http://bbc.in/AbZaiJ

2. Police spent about 90 minutes scouring the campus and the surrounding woods for the gunman.

Source: Lone Star college 'gunman' charged in shooting http://bbc.in/V4LzpG

3. Just as the participation of white people in the black struggle against apartheid in South Africa had added strength to that movement, men "must stand up and work with women" to combat rape, he told the BBC World Service.

Source: Do men hold the key to fighting rape in South Africa? http://bbc.in/oSPu6B

4. Mrs Burgess said: "It is my belief that everyone should live in a comfortable home which doesn't cost the earth to keep. A vibrant, expanding housing sector can stimulate economic growth by protecting and creating jobs and supporting regeneration."

Source: Plans announced for 114 new homes in Dundee http://bbc.in/W7Pjr8

5. The National Trust thinks the internal workings were substantially altered in about 1840 to allow the mill to grind wheat, having previously ground oats.

Source: Cumbria's Acorn Bank Mill grinds first flour for 70 years http://bbc.in/pBlSJv



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