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Invited work: Tiles from the Museo de Santa Cruz

Until the 10th of January

Exposición temporal

Room with the three panels

Invited works

  • Panels of tiles
  • 15th and 16th centuries
  • Arista-type tiles. Fired and glazed clay
  • Library room
  • Loaned by the Museo de Santa Cruz (Toledo)

As in previuos editions, the invited work program presents works from other museums that gives us a different view of our exhibition, complementing the visit of the Museo del Greco. In this occasion we invited three panels of tiles from the tile collection of the Museo de Santa Cruz (Toledo).

Following the gothic-mudejar style of the 15th and 16th centuries, these panels have an exquisite floral decoration. In the first one, flowers of six petals, surrounded by circles and eight festoons can be seen. These decorations create geometric figures in the smaller spaces of this panel. In the second one, yellow carnations with green leaves can be seen. The justaposition of the tiles create a net-like effect on this panel. The third panel is composed by small tiles created to be inserted in between ceramic slabs in floors. These small tiles all have "falconry motifs" with dogs (looking to the left) and rabbits (looking to the right) running, coupled with hawks and branches over them.

The Museo del Greco has an extensive tile collection. With the hashtag #AgostoDeAzulejos the Museum presented the tiles in its collection. And during the autumn we continue to delve into the historic tiles with these panels, the micro-exhibitions "Trivets and lead glaze: tile making techniques" and "Tiles also in the library", and the conferences "Wednesdays of November" which focuses in the studies of historic tiles.

Mudejar panel Pulse para ampliar Mudejar panel
Detail of the first panel Pulse para ampliar Detail of the first panel
Detail of the first panel Pulse para ampliar Detail of the first panel
Mudejar panel with yellow carnations Pulse para ampliar Mudejar panel with yellow carnations
Tile of the second panel Pulse para ampliar Tile of the second panel
Small tiles with falconry motifs Pulse para ampliar Small tiles with falconry motifs
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