This painting is a good example of the so called “Black Villages of Guadalajara” architecture, Spain, that can be found in an area 120 km NE of Madrid, around the slopes of the Ocejon Sierra. The local villagers have traditionally taken advantage of the abundance of slate in this area, to use it as construction material for their homes, churches and other public buildings and even for streets paving. The result is a surprisingly beautifull symbiosis of nature and architecture of high ethnographic value, which is being preserved not without difficulty. Shown in the painting are some domestic corrals for livestock, now abandoned.
oil, canvas, brushes