Romantic painting in Seville (1830-1860)
Travelling foreign painters

Many painters from other countries travelled to Andalusia from 1830 onwards. These painters came from England and France and other countries. They painted Andalusian landscapes and customs, such as the fair, the flamenco celebrations and the markets.

They also drew the people of the time, for example, flamenco dancers, bullfighters and bandits.

A bandit is a man who stole by surprise on the roads and mountains.

The paintings were more carefully drawn and had softer colours. This period was called Romanticism. Andalusian painters imitated this way of painting

Romanticism is an artistic style that began in Europe at the end of the 18th century.

Some of the English painters who came to Andalusia were David Robert, John Frederick Lewis and Robert Kemm. The Sevillian painters Esquivel, Gutiérrez de la Vega, José Domínguez Bécquer and Escacena also painted works with the characteristics of Romanticism.

Henri Pierre Pharamond Blanchard and J. Worms were French painters, they travelled around Spain and painted the customs and people of Spain. They had a great influence on the painting of Romanticism in Andalusia.

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