Casa Natal de Velázquez
A wider collaboration between Factum Foundation and CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica) will culminate in a display and exhibitions project for the new Casa Natal de Velázquez in Seville.
The building on No 4 Calle Padre Luis María Llop – considered to be the birthplace of the artist in Seville – will house a new interpretation centre and permanent exhibition spaces. The visitor will have the opportunity to see exact facsimiles of Velázquez’s early works in the house where the artist lived for the first twenty-three years of his life – a unique context in which to understand Velázquez’s private life, his studies and influences.
Working together with CEEH’s director José Luis Colomer, Factum Foundation will carry out the digital recording of several paintings from the artist’s early years with the aim of producing an ‘exact’ facsimile of each work. Factum Arte, with the support of Factum Foundation, will also contribute to the recreation of the space by recreating a selection of objects and design elements that appear in Velázquez’s famous (and, in those days, innovative) bodegones or scenes of daily life from Seville at a time when the city was at the height of its powers as the gateway to a new world of exotic materials and wealth.
The Casa Natal de Velázquez project is supported by the Sevilla City Hall. On June 10, 2020, the urban planning committee at Seville’s City Council authorised the beginning of construction works.