Category Archives: Portugal

20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon. Part 2 Eduardo Nery

My visit to the Avenida Infanta Santo in Lisbon was to see the four large tiles murals installed there in 1959 as part of a large public housing project (see the previous post). I had been lured there by a … Continue reading

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20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon – Part 1

A few years ago someone gave me a book called The Art of Azuleyo in Portugal (1988). It is illustrated mainly in black and white and not very exciting, but right at the back is a short chapter entitled Modern … Continue reading

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Lisbon – a fly-posted paper ‘graffiti’ tile

I found this on a wall in the Bairro Alto and couldn’t resist pealing it off. A tile as a means for graffiti is a new one for me. Lisbon has a thriving street art culture as one might expect … Continue reading

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Lisbon – Nineteenth Century Façade Tiles

Following on from the previous post on 16th century arista tiles and potter Cristina Pina, these are a selection of tiles from the fronts of nineteenth century shops and apartment buildings in Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado and Alfama. Most of … Continue reading

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Lisbon – 16th Century Arista Tiles and How to Make Them

In Lisbon with students this week. Lots of ceramics but the tiles are the most obvious. These 16th century tiles are in the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. The majority are the arista type where a moulded raised line separates pools of … Continue reading

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