Monthly Archives: February 2015

Exhibition: Goya portraits: National Gallery, London

Forthcoming exhibition:
Goya Portraits
National Gallery, London
Wed 7 October 2015 – Sun 10 January 2016

The first exhibition in the UK to focus solely on Goya’s portraits. It will look at a wide range of works across his career, from official commissions depicting monarchs and generals through to informal images capturing close friends and colleagues. Among them, court servants in Madrid,such as Andrés del Peral (c.1797), who was appointed guilder to the court of Charles III in 1785, only a year before Goya’s own appointment as court painter. The exhibition will present new research on the artist and sitters by its curator Xavier Bray, Chief Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery and ARTES member.


Exhibition: Velázquez: Paris

Grand Palais
Paris, 25 March – 13 July 2015

The first monographic exhibition in France on the artis, surveying his entire career and his influence on contemporaries.
Organised by the Louvre’s curator of Spanish and Latin American art, Guillaume Kientz, with the support of the Prado and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Exhibition Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War: Newcastle upon Tyne

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
7 March – 7 June 2015

Previously on show at Pallant House, Chichester (closed 15 February 2015) this exhibition moves to the Laing Art Gallery.
Features British artists such as Henry Moore, Edward Burra, Wyndham Lewis and John Armstrong shown alongside work by Miró and Picasso’s Weeping Woman. The exhibition reveals how a generation of British artists were drawn into the Spanish Civil War. While some went to fight in the war themselves, others created posters campaigning for aid for refugees, or created works that made forceful political statements.

Exhibition: Imagining New Worlds: Wifredo Lam, José Parlá, Fahamu Pecou

Imagining New Worlds: Wifredo Lam, José Parlá, Fahamu Pecou
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
14 February – 24 May 2015

Retrospective (organised by the McMullen Art Museum, Boston College) of the Cuban twentieth-century artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) alongside responses to his legacy by contemporary artists. Traces his career from his early studies in Madrid, his move to Paris in 1938 where he became a member of the Surrealists in the 1940s before he developed his signature fusion of Cubism, Surrealism, Santería imagery and vivid Afro-Caribbean symbolism.
The exhibition will transfer to the Pompidou Centre, Paris, in September 2015.


Exhibition: El mundo al revés: El calotipo en España: Pamplona


El mundo al revés: El calotipo en España
Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
22 January – 26 April 2015
Brings together some 160 works of both negatives and positives, many from the University’s own collection. Featured calotypes include Claudius Galen Wheelhouse’s views of Cádiz and Seville taken in 1849, and work by Charles Clifford.
Also included is a copy of the illustrated edition of Stirling Maxwell’s Annals of the Artists of Spain published in 1849, the first photographically illustrated art history book.

Exhibition: La colección de María Josefa Huarte: Abstracción y modernidad: Pamplona

La colección de María Josefa Huarte: Abstracción y modernidad
Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona,
22 January – 31 August 2015

Inaugural exhibition in Pamplona’s newly opened gallery of modern art, designed by Rafael Moneo. Showcases the 48 paintings and sculptures presented to the University by María Josefa Huarte. Includes works by Picasso, Oteiza and Tàpies.
Catalogue of the exhibition and collection.

Goya in Madrid. The Tapestry Cartoons 1775-1794
Prado Museum, Madrid
28 November 2014 – 3 May 2015

Curators: Manuela Mena, Head Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Art Department, and Gudrun Maurer, Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Painting Department at the Museo del Prado

The exhibition of over 140 works proposes a new approach to Goya’s tapestry cartoons by treating them as illustrating the artist’s thought processes and development at the beginning of his career. Cartoons are shown alongside the tapestries for which they were made in the Escorial and Pardo palaces. They are compared  with the work of contemporaneous and historic artists to illustrate Goya’s sources and inspiration.