Magazine Art + Culture | 02 Mar 2016
HISTORY IN TILE FORM
It was imported from Spain, but decorative tiling has been inextricably Portuguese for five centuries, setting Portugal apart as a world icon in this rich and mind-blowing art.
The National Azulejo Museum [MNAz] is today a place that houses and tells the stories of decorative tiling. Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, director of the MNAz, stresses the intangible legacy installed in the stunning old Convento da Madre de Deus, founded by Queen Leonor in 1509. (…)
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Text: Cátia Fernandes
Photos: Miguel Costa
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