‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado

On display at the Museo Nacional del Prado (Room 16) until 26 September 2021 under the title of The Invited Work is a masterpiece of Viceregal art, a painted screen or biombo from a private Madrid collection, showing The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City (c. 1675-92). On one sideContinue reading “‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado”

Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal winner 2021: Diana Bularca

ARTES is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal. The medal and £400 prize money are awarded to Diana Bularca, formerly a MA student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, for her essay ‘Wifredo Lam’s Strategic Language’. As Diana writes, ‘Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (b.1902—d.1982) used European modernist formsContinue reading “Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal winner 2021: Diana Bularca”

ONLINE TALK: The Maius Masterclass with Dr Lisa Blackmore, 17 July 2020, 4pm

The next Maius Masterclass is on Friday 17 July 2020, when they will welcome Dr Lisa Blackmore (University of Essex), an expert in the aesthetics and politics of modernity in Latin American and Caribbean art, architecture, and visual culture. Please click here to register for the Zoom Webinar. The series is kindly supported by anContinue reading “ONLINE TALK: The Maius Masterclass with Dr Lisa Blackmore, 17 July 2020, 4pm”

ARTES Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarship Report

Elizabeth Chant, report on a trip to Madrid, Simancas, and Seville, April-May 2018 NB: the deadline for applications for travel scholarships in 2019 is 31st January! Thanks to the generosity of Coll & Cortés and ARTES, earlier this year I was able to visit Spain in order to conduct essential research for my doctoral thesis. MyContinue reading “ARTES Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarship Report”

Lecture: Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, The Impossible Reflection: A New Approach to African Themes in Wifredo Lam’s Art (Cuba, 1902-1982), Oxford, 8 February 2018

Thursday 08 February 2018, 5 pm, University of Oxford, Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz (B.A the University of Havana, Ph.D. Yale University, 2004), is an Art Historian with expertise in African and Caribbean artistic, visual and religious practices, whose work challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and examines the varied understandings ofContinue reading “Lecture: Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, The Impossible Reflection: A New Approach to African Themes in Wifredo Lam’s Art (Cuba, 1902-1982), Oxford, 8 February 2018”

CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 2018)

CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 18) Deadline: 7 August 2017 The Art History of Latin America has been written, for the most part,  in the 20th and 21st century.  As a discipline it is the product of two distinct points of view: the individual countries’Continue reading “CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 2018)”

CFP: Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present

International Conference: Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 and 28 November 2017 Deadline for paper proposals: 15 July The project “Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits fromContinue reading “CFP: Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present”

Closing soon: México 1900–1950 (Dallas)

  México 1900–1950 Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde Dallas Museum of Art 12 March  – 16 July, 2017 Major exhibition exploring 50 years of Mexican modern art. Following its showing at the Grand Palais, Paris, this is the exhibition’s only US venue. The result of a combined cultural endeavour between MexicoContinue reading “Closing soon: México 1900–1950 (Dallas)”

Leonora Carrington at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)

  LEONORA CARRINGTON CENTENARY SYMPOSIUM 30 JUNE 2017 EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY (Ormskirk) Considered a ‘national treasure’ in her adopted country of Mexico, Leonora, whose background was strongly Irish, was originally from Clayton Le Woods, Chorley, Lancashire. Symposium speakers, artists, film makers, writers, curators and academics at the symposium will celebrate her in her home setting.Continue reading “Leonora Carrington at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)”

Opening soon: Hispanic Society of America at the Prado

Visions of the Hispanic World Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library Museo del Prado Madrid, 4/4/2017 – 9/10/2017 The exhibition will present around 200 works from the holdings of the Hispanic Society of America in New York. Founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955), a passionate collector and Hispanic art enthusiast, the Hispanic SocietyContinue reading “Opening soon: Hispanic Society of America at the Prado”