Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lecture, 6pm, 18 January 2016. Architectural Practice in Spain, 1370-1450: Drawings, Documents & Historiography

The Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminar in the Research Forum South Room in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. By Dr Encarna Montero, University of Valencia

6-7pm, Monday 18th January, followed by a drinks reception. Free attendance, open to all

Pinnacle, Valencia

Model for a pinnacle, Valencia, c. 1442. Valencia Municipal museum

A significant number of sources for the study of architectural practise survive from medieval Spanish kingdoms when compared to other European territories. Apprenticeship contracts, drawings, sketches and masons’ inventories shed light on the means by which architectural knowledge was transmitted in the Iberian peninsula between 1370 and 1450. This body of evidence – much of it newly discovered – also challenges many long-held assumptions, even if several key problems remain unresolved: the training requirements for masons’ apprentices, the specific skills that defined a master, or the role of drawing in the building process.

 

This is the second in the Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminars, which take the theme of ‘Gothic Architecture, New Approaches’ from 2015-17. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Eduardo Carrero in October 2015.

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition closing soon! The Divine Morales (Prado, Madrid; Bilbao; Barcelona)

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El Divino Morales

Museo del Prado, Madrid

Exhibition closed 10 January 2016

Moves to:

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 9 February – 16 May

Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, Barcelona, 16/06-16/09 2016.

Nineteen works owned by the Prado, including the Christ on the Cross and the Resurrection gifted by Plácido Arango, plus 35 from national and international museums, private collectors and religious institutions. Works include the Virgin with the Little Bird from the parish church of San Agustín in Madrid, the Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John from the New Cathedral in Salamanca and the Ecce Homo from the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, which was recently restored in the Prado workshops.

Catalogue: 272 pages, 26,60 €

 

CFP: Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World

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CFP: Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World

We invite proposals for the special issue Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World for a leading Hispanic Cultural Studies journal.
Please submit your proposal by email to Lara Anderson (laraba@unimelb.edu.au) and Rebecca Ingram (rei@sandiego.edu).
Proposals:
Due 15 January 2016
Completed manuscripts of 6,000 to 9,500 words, including all notes and bibliography:
Due 1 July 2016.

Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter (Cincinnati)

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Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter
Cincinnati Art Museum
26 January 26 – 24 April 2016

A Spanish altarpiece of c.1400 by Lorenzo Zaragoza, an Aragonese artist active in fourteenth-century Valencia and Barcelona, will receive conservation treatment, by Serena Urry, in public view.  The accompanying press release is available as a PDF file by clicking here.

Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings (Portland)

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Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Elvin A. Duerst Bequest

Portland Art Museum, Maine

19 December 2015 – 20 March 2016

Art from the Andes features distinctive religious paintings that illustrate the creative melding of cultures in the Andes following the Spanish conquest. The paintings were left to the Museum by Elvin A. Duerst, a native of McMinnville, long employed by the State Department in South America.