Corners of Granada.

Undoubtedly, the city of Granada has marked my paintings for life. It's a city full of history, cultures and wonderful spots, which have inspired great masters since ancient times. Artists from all around the world would come here to give a distinctive touch to their careers. Enjoying this city is still a privilege without a doubt.

For these reasons I’d like to dedicate a blog entry to Granada, bearing in mind the idea of sharing its permanent display of beauty, making it known abroad and also bringing a fresh perspective for those who have got too used to it and have somehow lost a sense of surprise and admiration. So, the best way of opening this section is with a painting dedicated to Granada.

The Alhambra is an universal symbol, an authentic monumental machine that provokes emotions both to Granada’s inhabitants and those who visit it for the first time, either when you visit its premises or admire it from the horizon. Its silhouette is bold, however it enhances its surroundings. It’s a harmonic integration of the human work and nature.

In this painting I tried to reflect such a harmony, with a composition that rather resembles older times, due to the fact that currently it’s almost impossible to admire the Alhambra without being at the top of the tallest buildings of the city. With this painting one could almost imagine a walk through this landscape through an unpaved road, that later would be named Gran Vía.

Título: " La Alhambra"
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 116 x 60 cm

For those who aren’t familiar with the Alhambra, I’ll explain some historical facts about it. It used to be an autonomous walled city. It had all the necessary services for its inhabitants: a royal palace, mosques, schools, workshops, etc.

It is located between the basins of the rivers Darro and Genil and style represents the culmination of Andalusian art.

On 1526, the Palace of Charles V was constructed, along with other quite significant Roman Renaissance constructions. The Austria House, continued from Philip II (1556-1598) and his successors in charge of maintaining the Alhambra, admired by humanists and artists from all times.

Finally, the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has declared both the Alhambra and Generalife as World Heritage Sites.

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