The naturalistic point of view is considered as the most remarkable of Bordallo, due to his spontaneity, colour and communion with the local tradition, inspired by pottery and a variety of flora and fauna elements.
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Distinctive Characteristics: Hand Painted Complements
Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro produces a remarkable production of blue tiles for the interior and exterior coating treated as decorative elements of great importance.
Of the tiles with relief, either with patterns or figures, it is important to highlight the originality and quality of the glazes applied manually.
The blue tile of the big frog is a representation of naturalism and Art Nouveau by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.
Model by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, the big frog for suspending is part of the ceramic animal gallery created by the artist.
Later it was also used to decorate giant vases and fountains.