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sábado, 5 de março de 2016

House of Aviz



The House of Aviz was the second dynasty of the kings of Portugal, established as a result of the dynastic crisis following the 1383 death of King D. Fernando.




 In April 1385, amidst popular revolt and civil war, the Cortes of Coimbra declared John, Master of Aviz, as king John I of Portugal. He was Fernando´s half-brother and natural son of Fernando's father and predecessor, Pedro I.


The following period of Portuguese history saw the ascent of Portugal to the status of a European and world power.


The conquest of Ceuta in 1415 was its first venture in colonial expansion, followed by a great outpouring of national energy and capital investment in the exploration of Africa, Asia and Brazil with the founding of colonies to exploit their resources commercially. 


The period also includes the zenith of the  Portuguese Empire during the reign of Manuel I and the beginning of its decline during John III´s reign.


 The House of Aviz would rule Portugal until Philip II of Spain annexed Portugal in 1580.


 In the background, behind this proud - and slightly overweight - Herald, a parcial view of the Pastrana Tapestry.


Commissioned by King Afonso V (1432-1481) and expertly woven in Belgium's Tournai workshops in the late 1400s, the Pastrana Tapestries are singular for their depiction of a contemporary subject: Afonso's military campaigns in North Africa - notably, the conquest of Arzila, on 24 of August, 1471. 



Dedicado à Cristina Braz, apreciadora de História e incansável divulgadora deste modesto blogue  :)

                                  

                                     


36 comentários:

  1. Excellent detailing on the tunic! Who makes this figure?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan :D It is a 28mm Blacktree, from the Fantasy range. Cheers!

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  2. Fantastic miniature and history background mate! I really love posts like this one! Honour and glory to Portugal!

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    1. Thank you dear friend, I´m happy you like it :D Niech Żyje Polska! :)

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  3. Belle peinture, beau post, belle histoire...et un beau moment passé par ici, comme d'habitude!

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    1. Merci chèr ami, je suis content que ça te plait - et tu es toujours le trés bienvenu! A bientôt! :D

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  4. Great looking miniature and lovely detail brushing - marvelous!

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    1. Thanks Phil, so very kind of you!!! - my first really serious attempt at painting heraldry on a mini... lots to learn yet!!! Cheers my friend!

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    1. Thanks Roy, I´m glad you liked it :D Greetings!!

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  6. Obrigada, mil vezes obrigada pela dedicatória. Nenhuma palavra é suficiente para exprimir o meu agradecimento. Como sempre, um excelente trabalho de pintura e descrição histórica da Dinastia de Aviz e do seu fundador, que sempre teve o apoio da nossa cidade. Muitos parabéns Rogério :D

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    1. Era só o que faltava....! :D Eu é que agradeço o permanente interesse e a publicidade que fazes ao meu blog :D Obrigado pelas visitas, comentários e apoio! Se tivesse cartões de sócio dava-te o "Gold" LOL Beijinho! :D

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  7. Splendida miniatura!
    grazie per averci raccontato un'altra parte di storia portoghese.

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    1. Grazie a te, amico Luca per il continuo supporto e gentilezza! Saluti cordiali! :D

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  8. What a fabulous addition to the collection, that detail work looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks for your visit and very kind words Michael!:D Warm regards!

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  9. Great stuff RM and a good read to, the detail work on the miniature is top draw

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    1. Thanks Stephen, I´m glad you liked it :D Cheers!!

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  10. Muito, muito bom! O vídeo foi uma interessante surpresa!

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  11. Hola Amigo
    Gran trabajo en esta mini
    Muy bien el estampado
    un saludo

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    1. Gracias Amigo José Daniel! Esta gente era muy vanidosa... igual que ahora! ;) Un saludo y buena semana! :D

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  12. Superb painting and I really like the amount of history I am learning here!

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    1. Thank you Piotr for your kind comment! I am very glad you like the miniature, and even more that you are enjoying my country´s History :D Greetings! :D

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  13. Lovely intricate work on their costumes!

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    1. Thanks Dez, I appreciate your feedback! Cheers!!

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  14. Splendidly painted fantasy figure placed well in the time period of 1471. Great to learn of the tapestry`s,that recorded well the history that inspired them. Once seen the scenes are well set in ones mind. An Excellient Post RMacedo leading to other Epic Woven Stuff.Many Thanks BB

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    1. Thank you Beano, I am very glad you liked it and very much appreciate your feedback!! Thanks for your kind words and interest! Cheers! :D

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  15. Parabéns, este é um trabalho de pintura muito meticuloso e excelente. Uma nova página na história do Portugal reforçada através uma figura muito agradável.
    Merci.

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    1. Muito obrigado Welnin pela sua grande amabilidade e gentis palavras, fico muito feliz por lhe ter agradado, e muito me honra em usar o Português :D Merci a vous, soyez toujours le bienvenu! :D

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