Sat, Jun 05 | online event

The Art of Portuguese Tiles

A visual and educational experience about the evolution of ceramic tiles in Portugal for 500 years.
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The Art of Portuguese Tiles

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
online event

About the event


10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. ET


€20 (euros) per device

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How much do you know about Portuguese tiles?

Did you know that for 500 years we have been using them in really creative ways? To decorate churches, palaces and gardens; to protect buildings from erosion; to advertise; and to depict hand-painted historical scenes. We even have life size tile figures welcoming you into our 18th century palaces.

Even Lisbon's Metro system is an urban art gallery with each station decorated with tiles in different themes.

We will explore how this technique has evolved, as well as its ongoing dialogue with art, architecture, religion, urban landscape and social habits.

You will also receive 40+ slides packed with information and useful recommendations.

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