Zurbarán, Brussels

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, 29 January – 25 May 2014. Transferred from the Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara. It is the first large exhibition (12 rooms) on the artist to be held outside Spain since the 1988 survey shown in New York and Paris. It displays several major works from privateContinue reading “Zurbarán, Brussels”

Joana Vasconcelos, Manchester

In Manchester UK the city’s Manchester Art Gallery has been taken over to display (free) numerous sculptural, ceramic and textile interventions across the permanent collection displays and in the 3-storey atrium by the contemporary Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos as well as a paying exhibition entitled Time Machine of some five works, 15 February – 1Continue reading “Joana Vasconcelos, Manchester”

Contemporary art responses to El Greco, Toledo

Contemporary art responses to El Greco: Cristina Iglesias will install a sequence of sculptures around Toledo in celebration of the artist and Elena Ochoa Foster has organised an exhibition of photographers’ responses to the city of Toledo in the city’s Centro Cultural San Marcos, 21 February – 14 June.

ARTES Lecture, 10 July 2014. Ronda Kasl: ‘The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores’

To conclude ARTES’ 2014 AGM, Ronda Kasl, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will give a lecture at the Courtauld Institute at 5pm on 10 July 2014: The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores In 1442 Juan II of Castile gave the royal palace of Miraflores, near Burgos, to the CarthusianContinue reading “ARTES Lecture, 10 July 2014. Ronda Kasl: ‘The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores’”

The Greek of Toledo, Toledo

The Greek of Toledo, 14 March – 14 June 2014, Museo de Santa Cruz and other venues across Toledo including the Cathedral Sacristy, Chapel of San José, the monastery of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, church of Santo Tomé and the Tavera Hospital. The lead exhibition is curated by Fernando Marías, Professor of Art History atContinue reading “The Greek of Toledo, Toledo”

El Greco’s Library, Prado

El Greco’s Library, Museo del Prado,1 April – 29 June 2014. Reconstructs the literary and theoretical roots of El Greco’s art via the books he owned according to the inventories produced by his son in 1614 and 1621. Of the 130 books owned by the artist the Prado has brought together about 40 books fromContinue reading “El Greco’s Library, Prado”

Rubens, Madrid and Los Angeles

Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist, 25 March – 29 June 2014, Prado; and travelling to the Getty, Los Angeles in 14 October 2014 – 4 January 2015. Display of six recently conserved panel paintings which Rubens painted as modelli for The Triumph of the Eucharist part of the series of 20 tapestries commissioned byContinue reading “Rubens, Madrid and Los Angeles”