Santarém is known in Portugal and Brazil for being the place where Pedro Alvares Cabral the “discoverer” of Brazil is buried, in this article we will talk a little about the beautiful Santarém market in Portugal. This city Ribatejana, with a typical galomania, where the campinos and the bulls’ handles is a constant, not to mention the importance of the river Tagus.
Azulejos of the market of Santarem
Arte Nova has been present in Portugal since 1900, especially in the “Portuguese house”. The painter José Antonio Jorge Pinto will interpret, in an original way, foreign influences and fuse them in the Portuguese culture. In 1930 Viriato Cassiano Monteiro, who had already projected the Eden cinema, will also design this market. Tiles are the vivid image of the market.
In addition to the façade panel, tile installations, which add up to 55 azular panels, appear among the store doors, an impressive number, not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of the aesthetic quality present in each. The façade portal panel tiles are manufactured in the Aleluia “Aveiro” factory and the remaining 54 panels in the Sacavem Kitchen and signed by: 23 C. Ramos, 11 C.A.
The themes are varied, but essentially the local heritage, natural landscapes, rural traditions …. always painted in blue and yellow, forming a frame of the pictorial backgrounds. These tiles embellish “Scalabis” and were born from an artistic interpretation of picture postcards.
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