Azulejos II~


When we think of Portugal’s historical tradition of hand painted tile work,

we normally think of the traditional blue and white,


or Portugal’s unique and iconic blue, yellow and white.

But Portugal, historically, is more colorful than our imagination.

It is amazing to consider that each tile,


in this country of seemingly infinite historical tile work,

was handmade.

Artistic beauty,

created by ordinary human beings,

helps us,

recognize what we all are capable of.
Cheers to you from Portugal’s enduring art & artisans~
For more info see:
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/25/travel/shopper-s-world-vibrant-tiles-from-portugal.html?pagewanted=all

80 thoughts on “Azulejos II~

  1. What a beautiful array of tiles and just imagining all the hours of work into hand-painting them is mind-boggling. Thanks for sharing Cindy.

  2. Gorgeous blue and yellow, love the details. Reminded the title works I saw in Seville. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Beautifully captured, Cindy!

  3. I am always amazed at the artisans who live and work in even the smallest Portuguese villages. Lovely series Cindy.

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