In Lisbon, the tiles with emblems of the Convento da Esperança depict the beauty of flowers as a symbol of the contemplative life.
The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora main hall, with a gallery of royal portraits, has one of the most outstanding programs of images from the Portuguese 18th century.
The tile panels of the poetics class reproduce the main lines of the Jesuit educational program.
Constantly, painters and poets used the solar system planets to represent the excellence of kings and nobility.
The presence of a polite, well-dressed, and well-educated society is an essential complement to noble architecture.
A definição de preceitos morais para um homem sábio foi um dos objetivos fundamentais da literatura humanista.
The emblems created by the Portuguese diplomat António de Sousa de Macedo (1606-1682) are rooted in a deep humanist tradition and were designed to provide a scholarly discourse to architecture.
In the sacristy of the Convento de Santo António do Varatojo, we can admire a series of figured tile panels that show a combined program of allegorical compositions from the illustrations of two 17th century influential books of devotional emblems.
The stoic moral background was the main reason for the choice of the emblems to be represented in the tiles of the Convent of Bahia.
Among the great classical poets who were to guide the learning of the Latin language, Virgil’s poetry was chosen as the principal model for much of the Jesuit literary production.
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