Azulejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐzuˈleʒu], Spanishpronunciation: [aθuˈlexo]) from the Arabic word zellij زليج is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries. There is also a tradition of their production in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America.
In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.
|Reales Alcazares王宮後院所鋪的Azulejo地磚。 |
據說，Azulejo（按：Azulejo一詞源出北非陶土燒，現廣義為裝飾性的馬賽克。）於 葡萄牙更能看得齊全，可 是Algarve沿海各城鎮找遍，畫的不是橄欖就是Gallo那隻公雞（註），嵌入軟木當隔熱墊子，價廉，都沒想買，把無用的紀念品帶回家徒增懊惱。油 瓶、茶壺、碟子、杯子……沒完沒了的橄欖與Gallo，妳要的仍舊是用Azulejo黏貼的整片牆。於是妳捨北非往南去。- [ 翻譯此頁 ]Sevilla Fútbol Club S.A.D. is a Spanish professional football club that plays in the Spanish La Liga championship. The club was established on 14 October ...