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The roads of the blue in the Algarve
Saturday 16 January 2016
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São Lourenço d' Almancil {JPEG} For the students and trainers of the Agrupamento de Escolas João de Deus, the route of the blue color begins in the Algarve, where the sea is reflected in the cobalt blue shades of its ceramic coats that cover the walls of the side chapels of Faro Cathedral, the walls and vault of the Church of S. Francisco, the panels of the São Lourenço Church of Almancil and the paintings of urban art of Lagos.

lagos {JPEG} Sao Paulo {JPEG} rue Porto {JPEG}

The Blue Route passes through the convent of São Paulo where the ancient monks ’cells, their corridors and fountains are an authentic living museum in the Serra d’ Ossa, in the department of Évora (Alto Alentejo).

Musée national de l'azulejo, Lisbonne {JPEG} Musée national de l'azulejo, Lisbonne {JPEG}

It then takes us to Lisbon, capital of the Portuguese azulejo, whose National Museum traces the history of this ceramic tile, since its origins borrowed from Arab cultures : -Mudejar imported from Sevilla and Granada-, Italian, Dutch …

station de métro Olaias {JPEG} The blue azulejo is illustrated in palaces and churches, like the church of Madre de Deus. It covers the streets, the railway stations and the metro stations, such as the Olaias station.

Joana Vasconcelos, Trafaria Praia 2013 {JPEG} This path goes through the studio of visual artist Joana Vasconcelos who represented Portugal at the 2013 Venice Biennale, with a "cacilheiro", an iconic element of Lisbon, whose shell covered with azulejos blue reinterprets the panels containing the panoramic view of the capital, seen from the sea, before the earthquake in 1755, the flagship work of the National Museum of Azulejo.

Paula Pereira and Rosaria Prospero Agrupamento of Escolas João de Deus, Faro

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