The Harvest at the Foot of the Sierra Nevada in Andalousia
Angel Andrade Blazquez
- Angel Andrade Blazquez
- The Harvest at the Foot of the Sierra Nevada in Andalousia
- oil on canvas
- 36 x 56 cm
signed lower right: A Andrades
Angel Andrade Blazquez was a Spanish born landscape painter who trained at the Academy of San Fernando under the tutelage of Carlos de Haes and Luis de Madrazo. He is known mainly for his landscapes, especially those from the latter part of his career which were painted with an extraordinary realism.
In 1891 Andrade travelled to Rome to further his training, where he remained until 1900 making many drawings around the city of Apennines. His work was exhibited in Munich, Venice and Ferrara and in 1910 he was awarded a silver medal at the International Exhibition of Buenos Aires. He is represented in the Prado Museum, Madrid and a museum in his home town of Ciudad Real is dedicated to his work. A retrospective, Angel Andrade, e Adventure of Landscape, Museum of Santa Cruz, Toledo, was held 2004 –2005. is painting shows his leaning towards naturalism with his ability to evoke the atmospheric conditions from the snow-topped mountains to the heat of the day, where the back-breaking harvesting work is taking place amid the cacti and poppies.