The "carmen" - a walled garden - in which the @fundacionrodriguezacosta is now situated was built as a studio and place of inspiration by the Spanish artist José Maria Rodriguez-Acosta between 1916-1930. After travelling to Paris and seeing the groundbreaking works of the likes of Picasso, Rodriguez-Acosta entered a period of artistic crisis and ceased painting for 15 years, perceiving his work to be overly classical by comparison. During this break he instead focused on constructing this space, which is situated right by the Alhambra, as somewhere where he and other artists could seek respite and inspiration. The property now belongs to the artist's namesake Foundation, which provides excellent tours of the buildings and their gardens. It's one of the best museums I have ever visited, and I would urge anyone visiting Granada to go and visit. Despite being a mere 5-minute walk from the Alhambra, it is little-visited by tourists. We ended up with a private tour of the buildings, gardens and the underground tunnels that run from the Alhambra to the extremities of the city. A truly fascinating place and person.
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