Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts of Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow
Arts & Crafts of Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow

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.

Art Galleries

A listing of Andalucian art galleries, including opening hours…More >

Antiques

Spanish antiques are distinctive and decorative and can still be found at relatively inexpensive prices. More >

Architecture

A look at the origins of Andalucia's architectural heritage.
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Andalucian Goya

Goya the painter whose work has unearthed a surprising new secret in an Andalucian pueblo. More >

Contemporary Artists

Andalucía is renowned for its magnificent heritage of art and culture. More >

Furniture

The sturdy, rustic, traditional Andalucian furniture, is slowly disappearing. More >

Glassware

High quality glassware has been made in Almeria since the 13th century.More >

Gold and Silversmiths

Traditional gold and silversmiths producing religious articles are still very active in towns of the region such as Granada. More >

Guitars

Granada is Spain's centre for guitar production, followed by Seville, Cordoba and Almeria.More >

Handicrafts

The origins and specialties of Andalucian crafts. Includes furniture, guitars, wickerwork, pottery... More >

Leatherwork

The traditional crafts in Andalucia owe their heritage to all people from different cultures that have settled here over the ages. More >

Marble

The marble and stone carvers of Andalucia are known for their traditional working of tombstones, pantheons and adornments. More >

Metalwork

Metal crafts, and especially iron forging and copper and brass work have given Andalucia a special identity. More >

Museums

Province by Province guide to Museums of Andalucia.
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Painting for Pleasure

Info you need to set up your own painting adventure. Begin recreating the beautiful scenes in Andalucia.More >

Picture Framing

Looking for the perfect complement to that precious picture or piece of Art? Custom picture framing can be the answer... More >

Pottery

The pottery of Malaga is famous for its metallic tones.
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Weaving

There are many fine weavers in Andalucia, although hand-operated looms only survive in remote areas. More >

Wickerwork

Crafts using vegetable fibres are usually related to farm work and country living.More >

Works of Art

A province by province guide to the artistic treasures of Andalucia. More >

 

 

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