10:00 Campion Hall, Brewer St, Oxford OX1 1QS — http://www.campion.ox.ac.uk
Established in 1896, Campion Hall holds extensive collections, including in the areas of Iberian & Latin American art.
Visit Led by Professor Peter Davidson, Senior Research Fellow & Archivist
***Attendees are asked to arrive punctually, as late arrivals may be difficult to accommodate***
12:00 Taylor Institution
St. Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3NA — https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor & http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylorian
Established through the legacy of architect Sir Robert Taylor (1714-1788), the ‘Taylorian’ is the University’s centre for the study of Modern European languages and literatures, other than English.
AGM and Prize Giving — Sandwich lunch provided
15:00 Magdalen College
High Street, Oxford, OX1 4 AU — http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk
Founded by William Waynflete in 1458, the College holds wide-ranging art collections. Visit Led by the Dean, the Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold: Chapel altarpiece, Christ Carrying the Cross (attrib. Valdés Leal/Seville School, 17thC; for in situ discussion)
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(1) Whether you will arrive in time for the Campion Hall visit
(2) Your membership status
Once your place has been confirmed please pay a small charge to cover costs: £7 for members, or £20 for non-members
Fernando Gutiérrez Baños (University of Valladolid), ‘Images, devotion and emotion in 13th- and 14th-century Castile’.
5pm, Wednesday 18th April 2018. Courtauld Institute of Art
What was the role of images in the religious experience of Castilian people of the 13th and 14th centuries? There is no clear answer, and the scarcity of written evidence has prompted much problematic speculation. However, on the basis of the images themselves and of relevant literary sources, including the well-known Cantigas de Santa María and works by 14th-century authors such as Juan Ruiz and Juan Manuel, it is possible to explore a number of key issues. The talk will be divided into three sections. One focuses on the 13thcentury: ‘Active images: the Cantigas de Santa María and their aftermath’. Another looks to the 14th century: ‘Passive images: the reception and dissemination of the Crucifixus dolorosus in Castile’. And it concludes by looking ‘beyond’ Art History. In the 1960s a Spanish politician coined the (in)famous tourist slog, ‘Spain is different’. His aim was to encourage foreigners to visit Spain, but the slogan is representative of a commonplace that has been repeated time and again since the Romantic era. Ultimately, my talk offers an invitation to reconsider whether Castilian and Spanish devotional practices are really so very different from those recorded elsewhere in medieval western Europe.
Fernando Gutiérrez Baños is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History of the University of Valladolid (Spain). He has been Frances A. Yates Short-Term Research Fellow at London’s Warburg Institute (2006) and Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Index of Christian Art (2013). He specialises in art of the 13th and 14th centuries, focusing mainly on painting and art patronage. He is currently developing a research project on Castilian tabernacle-altarpieces of the Late Middle Ages, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and by the European Union through the ERDF (reference HAR2017-82949-P).
This is the second lecture in the Coll & Cortes Medieval Spain Seminar Series 2018-20, focused on images and devotion in late medieval Spain.
The Backhouse Bank in Bishop Auckland, soon to re-open as the Spanish Gallery
On 22 March 2018 at 6 pm ARTES Committee Member Edward Payne will lecture on ‘In the Shadow of Louis-Philippe: Building a Spanish Gallery in County Durham,’ at the Visual Cultures Forum of Queen Mary University of London. The lecture will offer a glimpse behind the scenes of an exciting project in the North East of England. It will provide an introduction to the origins of an unusual endeavour—building a Spanish art gallery a stone’s throw away from a bishop’s palace—as well as a sneak preview of the gallery’s contents, including recent acquisitions and plans for potential loans and narratives.
We celebrate with ARTES (Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture Group) the publication of a new edition of Nigel Glendinning’s Goya and his Critics by Dr Sarah Symmons and Dr Jesusa Vega.
Nigel Glendinning’s Goya and His Critics was first published in English in 1977 and appeared in Spanish some five years later. This was the first great synthesis of the reception of Goya as an artist and this new edition assesses the importance of Glendinning’s research not only for Goya studies but for Hispanic art and culture in general. This study includes essays by Jesusa Vega and Sarah Symmons, a foreword by Valeriano Bozal and analyses Glendinning’s mission to reveal the mysterious and evocative art of Goya to a culture which found the artist’s originality disturbing as well as inspiring.
Sarah Symmons-Goubert has won numerous awards for her academic work. She has published five books on art history, including Art & Ideas, Goya (Phaidon Press, 1998) and Goya, a life in letters (Pimlico, Random House, 2004).