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Arts&Crafts

28 February, 2014

The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video)

Azulejos, as ceramic tiles are called in Portugal, are not a portuguese invention. The use of glazed tiles begin in Egypt, but Portugal adopted them so dearly that today this country has the most beautiful examples of hand painted ceramic tiles in the world!

Tilework by Jorge Colaço showing the conquest of Ceuta at São Bento Train Station, Oporto, Portugal The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) Tilework by Jorge Colaco   Showing Conquest of Ceuta   Sao Bento Train Station   Porto Portugal
Tilework by Jorge Colaço showing the conquest of Ceuta at São Bento Train Station, Oporto, Portugal

The most iconic and beautiful architecture in Portugal is almost sure to have azulejos in it. They decorate everything from walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, ordinary houses, park seats, fountains, shops, and railway stations. They often portray scenes from the history of the country, show its most ravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs, nameplates, or house numbers.

Capela das Almas, Oporto, Portugal The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) azulejo
Capela das Almas, Oporto, Portugal
São Bento Train Station, Oporto, Portugal The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) S  o bento train station azulejos in architecture
São Bento Train Station, Oporto, Portugal

Boca do Lobo is passionate about traditional techniques.

Heritage Sideboard by Boca do Lobo The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) The art of Portuguese ceramic tiles (with video) heritage hand painted sideboard by boca do lobo
Heritage Sideboard by Boca do Lobo

The luxury brand’s designers and master artisans work together every day in order to revive them through contemporary design . They are part of Boca do Lobo’s Heritage and play an important role in the uniqueness of their pieces of furniture art.

 

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