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Fortuny’s vision of Andalucia at CaixaForum Seville

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

[caption id="attachment_18158" align="aligncenter" width="578"] La Maestranza de Sevilla by Mariano Fortuny[/caption] A new exhibition at CaixaForum in Seville, Andalucia in the Imagination of Fortuny, examines the Granada period of Catalonian painter Mariano Fortuny. Fortuny (1836-1874)  is considered by many the greatest 19th-century painter after Goya, and one of Spain's most important artists, ...

Sorolla’s garden paintings at CaixaForum in Seville

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

  The exhibition is on until 15 October.   For all garden lovers, this art exhibition - Sorolla: Un Jardin Para Pintar - is a treat. The show of paintings by the Valencian artist, which has just opened at CaixaForum, a major new cultural centre in Seville. runs until 15 October. Joaquin Sorolla was an internationally-renowned post-impressionist ...

Atararazanas project approved

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

After many years of prevarication, consultation and administrative wrangling, the Royal Shipyards of Seville, which date from Alfonso the Wise's reign in the 13th century, are finally going to be restored and converted into a cultural centre. The 25-million-euro project, presented by Fundacion La Caixa and Fundacion CajaSol, was approved by the ...

A bitter blow for the Atarazanas of Seville

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_8880" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Atarazanas of Seville - the Royal Shipyards: their future is now in doubt."][/caption] Every city has its well-known sites - in the case of Seville, the Giralda, Cathedral, Alcazar, Plaza de España - and its less-visited monuments. One of my favourites of these, here in Seville, ...