Saturday, April 20, 2013

Painting on the Road: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Picasso's sherry at Bodega Tio Pepe, Jerez, Spain
Jerez (pron. hair-eth) de la Frontera is located in Andalucia in Southern Spain, a jewel of a city with an alcazar (Moorish palace/fortress), archaeological museum, bodegas (wine cellars, especially sherry--the word is an version of "Jerez"), equestrian farms, clock museum, outrageous flamenco and tapas bars... I could go on and on. But here are a few pictures to tell a story about sculpture, painting, urban design, ceramics, topiary, food presentation, music...all the sensual attributes of perception (texture/form/scent/line/compositions/color/taste/sound) that make an artist swoon.

Chandelier in our room, Jerez
La Cura del Flamenco, Jerez

Sherry dedicated to Jean Cocteau at Tio Pepe in Jerez
Every door had a knocker, most are unique.
Hungry? Eat!

Que quiere decir? No se.

Young people having fun at Damajuana, Jerez

The scent of orange blossoms,  everywhere

Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre

Grapevines will provide shade
Jerez Alcazar
Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte
Ancient relic at archaeological museum, Alcazar, Jerez
French clock, clock museum, Jerez
What lies beyond? Follow the light.
Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez 
Alcazar is a feast for the senses

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