This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the gallery directly to inquire about purchasing this original.
Some of the first people to settle on the land where Spain stands today, back in 4000BC, built burial chambers out of stone. The Romans conquered the Spanish peninsular and with them they brought their fantastic expertise in civil engineering. The Romans built a network of roads that linked many of the major Spanish cities, such as Córdoba and Tarragona . Many bridges and aqueducts were built in Spain. In this painting I painted the arches and prayer hall of the Great Mosque of Córdoba. This mosque was originally a Catholic Christian church dedicated to Saint Vincent. After the Islamic conquest of the Visigothic kingdom, the building was divided between the Muslims and Christians. The mosque underwent numerous subsequent changes: Abd al-Rahman II ordered a new minaret, while in 961 Al-Hakam II enlarged the building and enriched the Mihrab. The last of such reforms was carried out by Almanzor in 987. Some of the columns were in the Gothic structure; others were sent from various regions of Iberia as presents from the governors of provinces. Ivory, jasper, porphyry, gold, silver, copper, and brass were used in the decorations. Marvellous mosaics and azulejos were designed. Panels of scented woods were fastened with nails of pure gold, and the red marble columns were said to be the work of God. Painting color are inspired from mosques color palette and from ancient spanish paintings style and colors.
September 20th, 2015
Viewed 422 Times - Last Visitor from Beverly Hills, CA on 06/15/2019 at 3:52 AM