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”

CEEH ARTES Scholarships 2021. Call for applications, deadline 31st January 2021

Thanks to the generous support of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), ARTES, awards a number of scholarships each year to students working on any aspect of Spanish or Hispanic visual culture before 1900. The deadline for all applications is 31st January each year and the Scholarship Committee usually informs successful applicants by 15th March. Scholarship winners are normallyContinue reading “CEEH ARTES Scholarships 2021. Call for applications, deadline 31st January 2021”

Christmas in Puebla – a new album of 17th-century Mexican music

Please click here to buy the album, listen to a preview, or for more information By the early 1620s – when Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla migrated from Cádiz to New Spain (modernday Mexico) in search of new horizons as a music director, composer and instrument-maker – the colony was an important and wealthy outpost ofContinue reading “Christmas in Puebla – a new album of 17th-century Mexican music”

ARTES 20th Anniversary Lecture, ‘Fluttering Draperies and Swooning Saints: The Baroque in Spain and Bavaria’ with Dr Holly Trusted. Wednesday 21st October 2020, 5.30pm UK time.

ARTES 20th Anniversary Lecture, ‘Fluttering Draperies and Swooning Saints: The Baroque in Spain and Bavaria’ with Dr. Holly Trusted, please find details below:

The Maius Masterclass with Professor Susan Boynton, 31 July 2020, 4pm on Zoom

For the final event in the Maius Masterclass series, on Friday 31 July at 4pm, they are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University). Susan’s research has focused on such topics as music in the Iberian peninsula, liturgy, manuscript studies, and intersections between music and the visual arts. Please click here to register forContinue reading “The Maius Masterclass with Professor Susan Boynton, 31 July 2020, 4pm on Zoom”

New Page Announcement: 3D Models

There is a new page on the ARTES website dedicated to 3D models of architecture and objects from the Iberian Peninsula (click here). A page dedicated to 3D models for Latin America is coming soon. Find them under the ‘Online Resources’ tab on the top of the site. These lists are not exhaustive, and willContinue reading “New Page Announcement: 3D Models”

Museum Reopening Update: The Prado

The Prado has reopened a quarter of its gallery space with Reunited, a new display of nearly 200 paintings from its permanent collection. The exhibition will run until 13 September 2020. The museum’s masterpieces are displayed in novel juxtapositions, offering a new perspective on the permanent collection. For example, for the first time Rubens’ 17th-centuryContinue reading “Museum Reopening Update: The Prado”

The National Gallery Acquires its First Painting by Joaquín Sorolla

On Tuesday, The National Gallery officially announced the acquisition of The Drunkard, Zarauz (1910) by the Spanish master Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923). A year ago, the gallery featured the artist in the monographic exhibition Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light which was splendidly inaugurated with royal presence. The last exhibition on the artist in the United KingdomContinue reading “The National Gallery Acquires its First Painting by Joaquín Sorolla”