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THE FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA MURAL

Federico Gacía Lorca, Spain's most renowned poet and dramatist of the twentieth century, was born in Fuente Vaqueros in the Granada province of Andalusia, Spain.Much of modernist Spanish art is associated with this most ancient part of Spain--Picasso was born in Málaga, the Nobel Prize winning poet, Juan Ramón Jímenez was born the "white town" of Moquer, and the renowned musician and friend of Lorca's, Manuel de Falla, was born in Cádiz, a city inhabited since the time of the writing of the Hebrew Scriptures and settled by the Phoenecians, who called it Gadir. Andalusia is arguably Spain's most culturally rich area, Christianized first by the Byzantine conquerors who introduced it to the traditions, liturgy, and art of Eastern Christianity, conquered and ruled by the Muslims whose art can be seen everywhere, even on the patterns of the street pavements, inhabited by the Jews (Maimonides lived in Córdoba) until they were forced to convert or leave, and invaded by hordes from India, now referred to as Gypsies, who still can be found wherever there are tourists who might donate a Euro for a sprig of rosemary. All these traditions linger and have influenced the art that arose from this area--be it Picasso's images, the art of Flamenco, or the work of Lorca. For more information about Lorca, see

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Garc%C3%ADa_Lorca

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Taken on May 20, 2012