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English painter, David Bomberg was totally inspired by the landscapes of Ronda © Michelle Chaplow
English painter, David Bomberg was totally inspired by the landscapes of Ronda.

RONDA IN THE TATE

As well as Americans Hemingway and Welles (see FACT I), many writers and artists stayed in the genteel mountain resort of Ronda in the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the least-known of these is David Bomberg, an English painter who lived locally in the 1950s. A member of the group "the Whitechapel Boys", he was known for his avant-garde cubist paintings, but he also produced many abstract landscapes of the town, some of which are in the Tate. Sadly, Bomberg died in poverty, but his work is finally starting to receive wider recognition.

Here is an interesting short film about English painter David Bomberg.
http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/bomberg/#film

  • Fact 1 - Ronda's most famous son, Pedro Romero, changed the face of bullfighting
  • Fact 2 - English painter David Bomberg lived and worked in Ronda in the 1950s, producing some of the finest landscapes of Spain
  • Fact 3 - Five thousand-year-old cave paintings near Ronda are an unusual and fascinating experience
  • Fact 4 - Ernest Hemingway loved bullfighting, and he loved Ronda - so much so that he used it as a setting for his novels
  • Fact 5 - The mountains around Ronda were a popular hide-out for bandits in the 19th century
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