This is a panel of glazed tiles that illustrate one of the best Portuguese times, The Age of Discoveries (the name given to the intensive maritime exploration by the Portuguese during the 15th and 16th centuries).
Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, discovering and mapping the coasts of Africa, Asia and Brazil, in what become known as the Age of Discovery. Methodical expeditions started in 1419 along West Africa's coast under the sponsorship of prince Henry the Navigator, reaching the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean in 1488. Ten years later, Vasco da Gama led the first fleet around Africa to India, arriving in Calicut and starting a maritime route from Portugal to India. Soon, after reaching Brazil, explorations proceed to southeast Asia, having reached Japan in 1542.
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siudzi (33565) 2013-08-05 22:18
You have selected a very beautiful motive for this presentation! Stunning one! Like the way you built composition with excellent quality of the image. Well done.
Antipodean (1654) 2013-08-05 22:24
Kia ora Daniel (greetings from New Zealand),
You've composed this picture perfectly. The a corner of the complete panel which highlights the caravel giving it an almost ghostly look, ideal for the past age of Discoveries'. Cheers, Neil
williewhistler (14143) 2013-08-05 22:38
the craftsmanship of the original tile makers and the beauty of the tiles are well presented .
jjcordier (76322) 2013-08-05 23:00
Excellente photo de cette étonnante mosaïque bleue typique de la région.
MuhanadY (144) 2013-08-05 23:53
great photo, i loved the originality of the craft.
emka (78852) 2013-08-06 0:01
hi Daniel, nice detail from the famous Portugal Azulejos. well selected detail.
lousat (76832) 2013-08-06 0:41
Hi Daniel,great capture looking for the best details of this azulejo,very rich and beautiful and taken whit the usual great quality,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (86667) 2013-08-06 2:37
excellent presentation of the Portugal Azulejos,with the Portuguese sailing boats to outlined on them.I like the excellent light and colour management as we can see a lot of details from the scene.
snunney (83693) 2013-08-06 2:51
A fine capture of these wonderful decorative tiles designed to tell a story. Nicely framed and with superb colours and sharpness.
delpeoples (53009) 2013-08-06 2:59
Fantastic tight framing and impressive definition. It actually looks three dimensional. The blue and white tones are wonderfully contrasted and I like that small bit of yellow wall at the side. Excellent work.
Un caro saluto
timecapturer (48668) 2013-08-06 4:49
one thing I remember about my one trip to Lisbon was these amazing tiled frescos. This crop is clever showing us enough detail to make us want to see more. Captured perfectly and a mesmerising presentation. Love it!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-06 4:54
So wonderful photo with amazing colors and details.Nice contrasts with the white colors.Great lightning usage and POV.Well done.
All the best
Sergiom (59986) 2013-08-06 5:27
Quel beau travail de la part de L'artiste ainsi que du photographe pour reproduire une aussi belle céramique. Le bleu est typique de la région et très beau.
kasianowak (6411) 2013-08-06 6:20
Well spotted and framed detail. Quintessential image of Lisbon azulejos.
Nicou (121924) 2013-08-06 7:16
Avec ce voilier en fond et les deux anges à droite et ce bleu typique au Portugal quelle vue de cette décoration des grands navigateurs.
Bravo et amitié
mjw364 (7428) 2013-08-06 9:50
Great shot of the artwork which attracted my eye because of the great colours. Fantastic.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-08-06 10:04
superb shot of azulejos.Omnipresent in Lisbon and help to make the city even more unique.I like your close-up view of it and the fact you left a little bit of the yellow wall on the right side to give the context to the scene.
ktanska (24758) 2013-08-06 10:32
Just wonderful azulejo with very interesting and especially important theme for Portugal. Combination of tiles and rich detailed frame looks great, and signs of time add extra charm.
carlo62 (32735) 2013-08-06 14:37
questa è una vera opera d'arte dei ceramisti,la colorazione delle piastrelle è bellissima e il disegno racconta un periodo d'oro della navigazione portoghese.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-08-06 17:46
Daniel, magnificent artwork from skilled craftmen in Portugal, extraordinary photographic work by you!!
there is no end to your creativity!
a skill to admire and to compliment!
all the best to you
marabu61 (8385) 2013-08-07 2:15
These tiles are gorgeous, I just love that deep blue.
Nice tight framing on a pleasant mural detail accompanied by an interesting note.
have a good day
Urs (14082) 2013-08-07 2:20
Beautiful blue tiles with historic paintings, it really brings history back to life. Good note as well. Good photo job
ikeharel (57144) 2013-08-07 2:41
Good morning Daniel,
An impressive piece of Azulejos, describing the great Discoveries era.
Blue tone was wonderfully collected.
maybe you know the exact location where this pic. taken, as I do not remember seeing this when I was in Lisbon?
Also, I'd like to add this to my "Azulejos" theme, upon your permission.
Cricri (106327) 2013-08-07 8:33
Un cadrage , une lumière et une présentation magnifique de cette mosaïque très jolie
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-08 5:42
Nice photo and a subject that one associates at first sight with Portugal. Exposure is very good.
Periko (2663) 2013-08-08 15:51
This is a great decorative detail. Obviously, this is a fragment, but what you show is sufficient.
abmdsudi (43480) 2013-08-09 20:11
Great to see something different from you this time and a good veriety, tile works with a touch histroy. Superb close up, Its so eyecatching and really an amazing man hours to create this delightful tile. Love the details, colours, clarity and sharpness. I would not have guessed this is part of a facade. What an amazing piece of art work great discovery and well shot, Congrats
SWEETFREEDOM (22696) 2013-08-10 0:10
very nice azulejos, good colors and frame.
sevy (15363) 2013-08-28 2:29
eye catching shot with a very efficient composition. I like you kept some pieces of the yellow wall to play with color contrast againt the blue azuelo.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (49254)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-15
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Azulejos - Portugal- Italy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-05 21:52