The visiting public of the exhibition ‘Time of landscapes. Painters of the School of Alcalá de Guadaíra, 1850- 1950’, which is currently part of the permanent content of the Museum of Alcalá, is discovered with the highest possible quality after the municipal interventions of cleaning, restoration and conservation developed by the City Council of Alcalá in some of the pieces that make up this collection.

After two professional interventions by the prestigious local restorer Alejandro Redondo, with the corresponding previous research work, some of these pieces recover the original luminosity, colors, brushstrokes and contrasts that masterfully captured the famous artists who fell in love with Alcalá de Guadaíra between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Precisely, the Museo de la Ciudad hosted the conference on this last conservation process: “The Tiempo de Paisajes collection: notes on restoration and conservation” in which Redondo himself has detailed the process.

The municipal delegate of Culture, Heritage and Museums, Christopher Rivas, has highlighted the importance of these actions for the enhancement of local heritage, in which the fine arts have had and have a significant weight for local history. With this conference, the Museum of the City closes the commemorative program of its 18 years of life, a living and dynamic institution that maintains the philosophy of bringing the fine arts to the general public, and contribute to the dissemination of the rich local heritage through educational initiatives aimed at all sectors of the population.

The exhibition ‘Time of landscapes. Painters of the School of Alcalá de Guadaíra, 1850- 1950’, brings together and exhibits for the first time unpublished works of art inspired by landscapes of Alcalá de Guadaíra. Landscape painting developed with such intensity that the city acquired the nickname of “La Alcalá de los Pintores” (The Alcalá of Painters), making this art form a very recognizable sign of identity.

The works are signed by a group of high quality authors who have works exhibited in museums and international collections: Emilio Sánchez Perrier, José Pinelo Llul, García y Rodríguez, Manuel Barrón, Nicolás Alpériz, Ricardo López Cabrera, José Arpa, Pedro de Matheu, Gil Gallango or Javier de Winthuysen, among others.