Leather art has its greatest representative and patron in the Art on Leather Museum, which is located in Ramón García Romero House, from which it also takes its name.
A few steps from the Mosque-Cathedral, the leather is the common theme of the pieces of art exhibited here, which highlightthe importance of leather working in the culture of Cordoba. It is a trade that comes from the Caliphate period and is made up of complex embossed pieces known as guadamecíes.
With an elaboration located in the Old Medina Azahara, the consequent looting has erased part of this art, however, thanks to the work of artists as Ramón García Moreno today we can enjoy part of this delicate way of working the leather.
A craft that you can enjoy and learn through the rooms of the museum to go through history and closely observe the reliefs and polychrome of an unparalleled art.
In addition to a spectacular result, the way in which the body of the master and artist Ramón García Romero is treated is striking: he considered everything an art and a way of transmitting ethereal sensations-so is the art of leather.
Bright surfaces of golden and silver patinas, with which tense leather have been covered. Magical and dazzling golden mirror, where to shape a contained dream, of transparent colors, caressed by the touch of a smith- Master García’s words about his pieces.
In the same house of the master Romero, you have the opportunity to discover the process of elaboration and evolution of the pieces through the different rooms:
Room 1: The inheritance of the caliphal Guadamecí
The first pieces were born in the caliphate period, and in particular in the resplendent city where this art was born and that last until our times.
Room 2: Ceramics as a central representation
Arab ceramics and still lifes define the central axis of this artwork.
Room 3: The technique of an art
Through a singular courtyard you can access the archaeological pieces where the necessary methods are detailed such as embossing or incising, where a millimetric level of details is needed.
Room 4: The tools used
Room 5: The historical importance of the Guadamecí
This room shows the historical importance of these pieces, which transcended beyond a mere decorative object.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10h30 to 14h00 – 16h30 to 20h00
Price: Free Access
Location: Plaza Agrupación de Cofradías 2, 14003 Cordoba
As you can see, in Cordoba the trade of craft goes hand in hand with art and history. A binomial that returns the city of the three cultures as we know it today.
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