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Julio Romero de Torres Museum's hours are: 16 October to 30 April: 10.00am-2.00pm and 4.30am-6.30pm.
May, June, September and the first fortnight in October, 10.00am-2.00pm and 5.30am-7.30pm.
July and August, 8.30am-2.30pm.
Sundays and public holidays, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Closed on 1 January, 13 and 14 April, 1 November and 25 December.
Julio Romero de Torres (Born in Cordoba in 1874 - Died in Cordoba in 1930) - Julio Romero de Torres was one of the best modern Spanish painters, known for his sensual portraits of women, especially Gypsy women. His father was the famous Impressionist painter Rafael Romero Barros. Julio learned art from his father, who founded and directed the Bellas Artes Museum in Cordoba. In 1906 he went to work and study in Madrid. He painted Vivadoras del Amor for the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, but it was rejected because it was considered too scandalous, with its realism. He also learned much about art during his travels in Europe. His style of painting has been classified as the symbolist style. After the First World War he worked as a professor of Clothing Design in the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. In 1922 he traveled to Argentina with his brother until he got sick and had to return to Cordoba. He deteriorated and died there.
His museum in Cordoba occupies his former residence and is filled with his paintings, mostly of women. There is plenty of furniture and many of the artist's personal effects, photographs, and portraits by contemporary artists, such as the bust of Romero by Mariano Benlliure. When Romero died, his work was donated to the city and this museum was created.