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I'm here for a month (hopefully a bit longer) in the 15th century monastery in the village of Belalcazar near Cordoba, Spain. Part of the monastery, now a convent, has been converted into an international arts centre.
Have a look at the art's center/ convent's website : http://www.lafragua.es . You'll get an idea of what happening here. It's exciting, stimulating, nurturing, humbling, and awe inspiring.
I'm staying in the convent making a part silent retreat, working on new blub books, and the other part I'm making a new series of paintings on the theme of the Spanish Golden Age called La Convivencia. It was a fascinating period during which Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony together, for many generations.
Here are a few of my preliminary sketches to share with you.
|Exhibition space at La Fragua arts centre.|
|La Fragua Arts Centre, Belalcazar Cordoba, Spain.|
|At the back of the arts centre is the convent where I'm staying. My||room is top right !|