Art

The culture of Spain is known for its folklores in different regions of Spain. A mixed culture has emerged in the recent time in Spain with the increasing migration of Europeans to Spain. The primitive traditions of the time of medieval age are matters of pride for the culture of Spain . The Andalusian genre of music, flamenco fills the air of Spain with a rhythmic tune. The culture of Spain is acknowledged for its festivals during New Year and Easter weeks.

From painters to architects, sculptors to playwrights, Spain has been the homeland of many famous artists over the centuries. Spanish art is internationally recognised by those who study Spanish in Spain and abroad as an important part of Spanish culture and history.

Spain, due to its geographical and historical situation has been the recipient of many different artistic influences over the centuries.

Seven centuries of Moorish rule is bound to have left its mark on the Spanish people. This can be seen clearly in the buildings produced by some of the most famous Spanish architects. Lluís i Domènech, the Catalan Spanish architect, often used Moorish decorations to adorn his creations.

Being a part of the European continent also meant that Spain was subject to a lot of European culture and art. For example, the Spanish dance, the Bolero was influenced by many Italian Ballet specialists while they were travelling around Spain.

A large number of Spanish painters spent time in France, and especially Paris, where the art scene was booming. Paris was the place to go if you wanted to learn about art. Pablo Picasso famously spent a lot of his time in Paris, which is where he also met the Spanish sculptor, Pablo Gargallo.

Spain also owes the sculptors of Italy and its capital, Rome, a lot of thanks. Without them, one of the most famous Spanish sculptors would never have continued making sculptures. Mariano Benlliure was only convinced that he would concentrate on sculpture after seeing the sculptures of Michelangelo in Rome.

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