PEBEA001: Vasco Da Gama
[Oil Painting on Cotton Canvas]

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PORTUGUESE GREAT HEROES PORTRAIT PAINTING – Portuguese Discoverer painting Style

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful Portuguese painting "Vasco Da gama" of Portuguese Discoverer painting style, depicts –

 In this Portuguese Discoverer painting Dom Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. Vasco da Gama was probably born to Estevao da Gama and Dona Isabel Sodre in either 1460 or 1469 in Sines, on the southwest coast of Portugal, probably in a house near the church of Nossa Senhora das Salas. Gama married with Catarina de Ata.

On 12 February 1502, Gama sailed with a fleet of twenty warships, with the object of enforcing Portuguese interests in the east. When he finally reached India, Cabral learned that the Portuguese citizens who had been left by Gama at the trading post had been murdered. After encountering further resistance from the locals, he bombarded Calicut and then sailed south of Calicut to reach Cochin, a small kingdom where he was given a warm welcome. He returned to Europe with silk and gold. Once he had reached the northern parts of the Indian Ocean, Gama waited for a ship to return from Mecca and seized all the merchandise on it.

He then ordered that the 380 passengers be locked in the hold and the ship set on fire. It took four days for the ship to sink and everyone on board died. When Gama arrived at Calicut on October 30, 1502 the Zamora was willing to sign a treaty. Vasco Da Gama died in the city of Cochin on Christmas Eve in 1524 from malaria. His body was first buried at St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi, Kochi but his remains were returned to Portugal in 1539 and re-interred in Vidigueira in a splendid tomb. The port city of Vasco da Gama in Goa is named after him, as is the Vasco da Gama crater, a big crater on the Moon. A church is situated in Kochi, Kerala Vasco da Gama Church.


ARTIST: Award winner artist Mr. Gopal has made this marvelous Portuguese painting "Vasco Da Gama" of Portuguese Discoverer painting Style.

 PORTUGESE PAINTING STYLE: This beautiful handmade miniature art paining "Vasco Da Gama" is belongs to the world famous Portuguese Discoverer Painting.

SIZE: This Portuguese Discoverer painting is available in twelve various sizes starting from 3 x 4 inch to 48 x 72 inches.

 CUSTOMIZE ORDERS: Our master artist can easily make "Vasco Da Gama" of Portuguese Discoverer painting in to any custom made size, you need.

CANVAS: We are using cotton cloth for longer life of "Vasco Da Gama" of Portuguese Discoverer painting.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS COLORS: These vibrant colors used in Portuguese Painting are natural earth color. Stone colors are just like the water colors made from stones. The artists themselves prepare these to make the gorgeous Portuguese painting. The raw materials include for example, vegetables and malachite (for green), fruits, mustard oil (for black), soil (for yellow), lime (for white), indigo and lapis lazuli (for blue). In olden days, eggs, gold powder, silver foil, was also used. Burnt wood was used for making the initial sketches. This is a unique method of preparation of colors has been passed down from generations, since hundreds of years ago, when it was discovered. That’s why Portuguese painting is having prestige in the field of Arts.

PURE GOLD: To make Portuguese painting precious, we are using 24 carat pure gold at ornaments and dresses in painting, as it was really used by Royal persons in olden days. It is applied with the help of the brush as a color. This unique Portuguese method to convert gold in to liquid form has been passed down from generations, since hundreds of years ago. So the Portuguese painting is really precious.

BRUSHES: These special brushes are made from the hair of the tails of squirrels and kittens, hair from the inner ears of sheep. To do miniature work on Portuguese painting, they also use a very special single hairbrush. This unique Portuguese painting method of preparation of brushes has been passed down from generations, since hundreds of years ago, when it was discovered. Therefore the Portuguese painting is having such stunning miniature artwork.

TIME REQUIRED: It all depends on the art work and sizes to be done. Normally it takes 10 to 15 days to make such type Portuguese painting of miniature artworks. Many times for special & detailed artwork, the time taken extends up to 1 month to 6 months. So, we can’t predict the exact time to make such attractive Portugese Painting.

LIQUID IS HARMFUL: It is a harmful situation for water color paintings because the colors used in these paintings can easily dilute in water. It means any washing activity is injurious for artwork. So, you have to save Portuguese painting from water or any liquid. If all of sudden some water drop, then you are suggested to with out folding, squeezing or disturbing (means in normal position), put in direct sun light for heating purpose and after drying, bring it back in to shade. For your kind information water can not damage oil paintings. A simple solution to extend life of your Portuguese painting is to do framing. We can easily find 300 to 400 years old Portuguese painting in very good conditions.

ORIGINAL PORTUGESE PAINTING: All artwork of Portuguese Painting on the site are original, created by accomplished artists, who have learnt their skills from their earlier generations. Art of Legend India sources all artworks directly from these artists, because of which we are able to offer these unique works at reasonable costs to the buyer.

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