New Publication: Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by ARTES committee member, Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire (Penn State University Press) From the publisher: Philip II of Spain was a major patron of the arts, best known for his magnificent palace and royal mausoleum at theContinue reading “New Publication: Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire”

ARTES-CEEH Scholarships 2021

ARTES and CEEH are delighted to announce the winners of the ARTES-CEEH scholarships for 2021, and congratulate all those who have received an award. Details of the awards and their criteria are available on our Awards pages. PhD scholarship (UK) Nausheen Hoosein: £3000. PhD candidate, University of York. Supervisor: Dr Richard McClary Title: From UmayyadContinue reading “ARTES-CEEH Scholarships 2021”

Goya’s ‘Aníbal vencedor, que por primera vez mira Italia desde los Alpes’ (Hannibal victorious, who for the first time looks at Italy from the Alps) donated to the Prado by the Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado

Please click here to see a video of Miguel Falomir, director of the Museo del Prado, and Nuria de Miguel, directory of the Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado, discussing the donation (in Spanish) Please click here for more information about the significance of this donation

Claudie Ressort (1933-2021)

Claudie Ressort, who died in Paris on 9th February 2021 at the age of eighty-seven, was for many years in charge of Spanish Paintings in the Louvre Museum. During her career spent entirely in that institution, she worked endlessly to defend the cause of Spanish Art and the place it should have in such aContinue reading “Claudie Ressort (1933-2021)”

CANCELLED : 6.00 PM ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre seminar – Roberto Conduru : Magic, crime and art in early 20th century Afro-Brazilian religions (17/2/21)

Unfortunately tonight’s seminar by Professor Roberto Conduru is cancelled due to the power cuts in Dallas where the speaker is based. We hope to re-schedule the seminar at a later date. We will post updates here on the ARTES site when we have more information.

A tribute to Ian Robertson, by Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson writes: I have a dog eared copy of Robertson’s Blue Guide to Spain which I bought in 1977. I had hitchhiked around Spain in 1976 for three months curious to see what was happening to the country-after the death of Franco. I was 25 and interested in politics. Many journeys followed, always withContinue reading “A tribute to Ian Robertson, by Susan Wilson”

Ian Robertson – Hispanophile and Richard Ford Scholar

Ian Robertson, who has died aged 92, embarked on a lifetime’s scholarship on Spain and a prodigious production of travel guides inspired by an unlikely combination of the Duke of Wellington’s campaigns in the Peninsular War and Richard Ford’s accounts of his Spanish journeys. He became a leading authority on both. His Spanish interests ledContinue reading “Ian Robertson – Hispanophile and Richard Ford Scholar”

María del Carmen Garrido Pérez, former Prado conservator, 1947-2020

María del Carmen Garrido Pérez was one of Spain’s leading conservators who specialised in the technical research and conservation of Spanish paintings from the 15th through to the 20th century. Having studied Art History at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where she was awarded her doctorate in 1979 with a thesis on the physical andContinue reading “María del Carmen Garrido Pérez, former Prado conservator, 1947-2020”