Ben Elwes, London

Ben Elwes Fine Art, Master Paintings Week, London, 4-11 July 2014, is showing a portrait of Admiral Abdelkader Perez, Moroccan ambassador to England in 1723 and 1737, whose Spanish family name suggests he was descended from morisco refugees from Spain. The portrait was painted by Michael Dahl (1659-1743), the London-based Swedish artist.  

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, London

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Royal Academy Sackler Wing, 5 July – 28 September 2014. Explores the innovative geometric abstract art that South American avant-garde artists created from the 1930s to the 1980s. The exhibition co-curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Director of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros CollectionContinue reading “Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, London”

Spanish drawings: From Valdés Leal to Sorolla, London

Spanish drawings: From Valdés Leal to Sorolla, London (Master Drawings  & Sculpture Week, 2014) José de la Mano showing at Mackinnon 5 Ryder Street, St James’s, London, 4 – 11 July 2014 Includes drawings by Valdés Leal, including The Apparition of Christ to Saint Ignatius on his Way to Rome, (1660-1664) in black and redContinue reading “Spanish drawings: From Valdés Leal to Sorolla, London”

PintaLondon 2014

PintaLondon, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, 12-15 June 2014. London’s modern and contemporary Latin American Art fair, which also includes Spanish and Portuguese artists. This year’s focus is on monochrome Spanish art from 1950 to 1970 curated by the Madrid art dealer José de la Mano. Entry ticket price £15; ticket + catalogue £25.

Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion, London

Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion Fashion and Textile Museum, South London, 6 June – 31 August. (Closed Mondays, nearest tube station London Bridge). The first-ever exhibition in the UK on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in 20th-century culture by Frida Kahlo. ‘Made in Mexico’ explores the keyContinue reading “Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion, London”

Chillida On Miró, London

Chillida on Miró, Ordovas Gallery, Savile Row, London, 5 June – 26 July Display focusing on the close friendship between Eduardo Chillida and Joan Miró, which flourished during summers spent with their families at St Paul de Vence. Among the highlights are a major Miró canvas from 1945, Femme dans la nuit, that has notContinue reading “Chillida On Miró, London”

1st ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholars announced

ARTES is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 ARTES Coll & Cortés scholarships. Out of a very strong field the following awards were made: ARTES Coll & Cortés PhD Scholarship for students at a UK University This was awarded to Kathryn Santner, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, to support her study ofContinue reading “1st ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholars announced”

Internships at Coll & Cortés, dealers in fine arts

Coll & Cortés Fine Arts, dealers in Hispanic, Latin American and Italian art, are offering internship opportunities at their London offices.  These internships are unpaid, but interns will have opportunities to gain valuable experience with major London dealers, with picture research likely to be a significant part of the role. Internships will be offered on a competitive basis.Continue reading “Internships at Coll & Cortés, dealers in fine arts”

Great British Hispanists in conversation at the Instituto Cervantes: ARTES Hon President Sir John Elliott – Tues 25 March 2014 – 6.30pm

As part of a series on Great British Hispanists taking place at the Instituto Cervantes in London, Director Dr Julio Crespo MacLennan will be talking to Sir John Elliott this Tuesday 25 March at 6.30 pm. Sir John (who publishes as J.H.Elliott) is an eminent historian of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the Early ModernContinue reading “Great British Hispanists in conversation at the Instituto Cervantes: ARTES Hon President Sir John Elliott – Tues 25 March 2014 – 6.30pm”

Michael Jacobs, 1952-2014

The Hispanic world has lost one of its greats.  Michael Jacobs, who died from cancer on 9 January 2014  aged 61, was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable writer with an endearing personality, in the  tradition of George Borrow, Richard Ford and Gerald Brenan. Michael had an extraordinary ability to connect, and both his art historical andContinue reading “Michael Jacobs, 1952-2014”