Seville 10

Seville Episode 10 Art in Seville

Paintings with Sevillian roots

Many of Seville’s art treasures date from the ‘Siglo de Oro’, the ‘golden century’ when the city grew rich as the hub of New World exploration. We visit the Hospital de la Caridad and the Hospital de los Venerables to see works by acclaimed painters like Murillo and Zurbaran. Then it’s off to the Museo de Bellas Artes, where many of the paintings are by Spanish artists and where the stated aim is to be ‘an essential element in the cultural identity of Seville’. We finish with short biographies of three famous painters with very Sevillian roots.