Naples, mid-century XVIII


The eighteenth century was marked by the great flowering of Neapolitan ceramic floor and wall tiles. Tiles conquered large portions of the architectural surfaces in the naves and apses of churches and in the halls of aristocratic palaces, developing elaborate modular layouts and large designs. Similar decorativism was also lavished outdoors, as evidenced, for example, by the rich maiolicacoverings made by the Massa factory for the cloister of Santa Chiara in Naples around 1740-1742.

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