Seville - Art Restoration Studio
The area of Triana began as a working-class settlement on the fringe of Seville city. It was often shunned by the main population, left outside the city walls, and unprotected against the wrath of the Guadalquivir River. Against all adversity, it gradually created its own identity. For centuries it was a working-class mariner’s suburb, full of gypsy flamenco, exquisite ceramics, famous bullfighters, and the headquarters of the Spanish inquisition. In the silent side streets and behind closed doors are hidden tales and legends from centuries past.
We invite you on a very different walking tour. Step away from the city center monuments and the tourist bustle. Enjoy stunning views across the river towards the main city. Delve into Triana and listen to swashbuckling tales from the times of Columbus, discover the origins of their renowned ceramic tradition, hear humbling stories of the Spanish inquisition, and meet some of Seville’s most unique characters of today and yesteryear.
In the old town of Seville, hidden down a small side street, a simple, nondescript door opens to welcome us into a nineteenth-century abode filled with artistic treasures. Renowned art restorers, Jesus & Pablo invite us into their home and studio to share with us their passion for their profession and reveal the techniques they use to save age-old pieces and bring them back to life.
Far removed from museum queues and shuffling tour groups and in the privacy of their home, these experts in their field, take the time to talk us through the numerous works of art that are being restored. Depending on the day, you might find Golden Age paintings, rococo mirrors, ivory crucifixes, or Roman pottery over 2000 years old. They will demonstrate how to remove the dirt and grime from an age-old canvas, leaving a clean and fresh original image. Watch them piece together ceramics to recreate Roman pottery. Discover how chips, rips, and tears can be cured and hidden as if they had never happened.
If you have a passion for art, spending a morning with these experts is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
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