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Three Adalucian Cities :
Cordoba, Granada and Seville
Gail Turner Thursday 30 November 2017

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Wine and mince pies will be available for members after the lecture.

Three Andalucian Cities: Cordoba, Granada and Seville

Andalucia evokes orange blossom, flamenco, fountains, patios and decorative plaster work. For nearly 800 years from 711 the Iberian peninsula was dominated by the Moors. Seville, Cordoba and Granada became centres of culture, learning, luxury and magnificence. Their history, architecture and paintings are traced as Moorish mastery gradually gave way to Christian Reconquest. In many intriguing ways, centuries of Moorish rule are still visible in Andalucia, and are vital to an understanding of the diversity of Spanish culture.

Lecturer Gail Turner is an historian, art historian, and painter. A Lecturer for NADFAS since 1992, she also lectures regularly for The Art Fund, Cambridge University International Summer Schools, the Courtauld Institute, the V&A, Inscape, Gainsborough’s House and other arts organisations. In 2015, she was awarded the Spanish equivalent of the CBE (Encomienda de Isabel la Catolica) by the King of Spain for promoting Spanish art and culture to the British. 

Photograph above : Generalife Gardens, Alhambra , Granada,