ART IN ANDALUCIA
Andalucia has produced some of the world's greatest painters - Picasso and Velazquez, to name but two. From internationally-renowned art to skilled craftsmen who produce exquisite silver, leather and ceramic pieces in their workshops using centuries-old techniques.
Many towns will have their own traditional handmade pieces, made in typical local style, displayed outside houses for easy browsing, whether fashioned from oak or chestnut wood, esparto grass, or cork. You're often buying straight from the producer, with all proceeds going to the local economy.
You can discover much about Andalucia by visiting some of its myriad museums, with collections varying from cars and wine to bullfighting, Mudejar architecture to the Holy Inquisition. And of course art aficionados will be delighted by the galleries, from Fine Arts Museums in the cities showing Golden Age religious art, to weekend art fairs in towns.
Those who tastes veer more towards the contemporary will find world-class exhibitions of painting and photography in Malaga and Almeria.
Spanish antiques are distinctive and decorative and can still be found at relatively inexpensive prices. More >
Goya the painter whose work has unearthed a surprising new secret in an Andalucian pueblo. More >
Traditional gold and silversmiths producing religious articles are still very active in towns of the region such as Granada. More >
Granada is Spain's centre for guitar production, followed by Seville, Cordoba and Almeria.More >
The origins and specialties of Andalucian crafts. Includes furniture, guitars, wickerwork, pottery... More >
The traditional crafts in Andalucia owe their heritage to all people from different cultures that have settled here over the ages. More >
The marble and stone carvers of Andalucia are known for their traditional working of tombstones, pantheons and adornments. More >
Metal crafts, and especially iron forging and copper and brass work have given Andalucia a special identity. More >
Info you need to set up your own painting adventure. Begin recreating the beautiful scenes in Andalucia.More >
Looking for the perfect complement to that precious picture or piece of Art? Custom picture framing can be the answer... More >
There are many fine weavers in Andalucia, although hand-operated looms only survive in remote areas. More >