The tile has 500 years of national production and is a unique case as a decorative and architectural element. It covered churches, palaces and changed the urban landscape.
Social and cultural aspects
The art of tiles would take root in the Iberian Peninsula due to the influence of the Arabs, who brought the mosaics to the conquered lands to decorate the walls of their palaces, giving them brilliance and ostentation, through a complex geometric game. The style fascinated Spaniards and Portuguese. The artisans took the Moorish technique, which took a long time, simplified it and adapted the patterns to Western taste. The first specimens used in Portugal, the Hispanic Moors, came in the late 15th century from Seville and served to line the walls of palaces and churches. After about seventy years, in 1560, pottery workshops began to appear in Lisbon, producing tiles using the faience technique, imported from Italy.
Art, Design, 3D Model
Materials 1, Polygons 1, File Size 250kB, Layers 1, Unit of Measure centimeter, Bounds 0 x 200 x 150, Distance from Origin 125
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