Category Archives: London

BSS Event – Private View – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic 1937 – Wed 8 Feb 2017 – 6.30-8.00 pm

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British Spanish Society Event

Private view  – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, 1937
– paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Miró and Calder – with a talk at 7.00pm by Director, Jordí Mayoral.

Date: Wednesday 8th February 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Mayoral at 6 Duke Street, St. James’, London SW1Y 6BN

Tickets: British Spanish Society Members £15 – Non Members and Friends of Members £20.

ARTES Members are entitled to be members of the BSS for £15 (Join here)
BSS Members are entitled to be members of ARTES for £20 (Join here)
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Workshop – Islamic Archaeology Day (28 January 2017, London)

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3rd Islamic Archaeology Day 2017
(Jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL)
Saturday, 28 January 2017
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Includes talks on al-Andalus!

We invite you to register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-archaeology-day-2017-tickets-2953…. The registration fee of £10 (£5 for students) will cover lunch, refreshments and a wine reception. We would be very grateful if you could register as soon as possible and before Friday, January 20th so we can order the appropriate amount of sandwiches in time!

Corisande Fenwick
Hugh Kennedy
Scott Redford
Tim Williams

Programme

10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00 Welcome & Introduction
Corisande Fenwick, Hugh Kennedy, Scott Redford, Tim Williams
11:15 Dehistan (Turkmenistan), archaeological evidence of a pilgrimage city
Alistair Northedge
11:40 Islamic archaeology in the Moroccan Sahara: settlement dynamics in the Draa Valley
Corisande Fenwick, Maria Gatto, Louise Rayne, Martin Sterry, David Mattingly and Youssef Bokbot
12:05 Islamic archaeology in East Africa, challenges and obstacles
Stephane Pradines
12:30 Citadels, Bazars and Shrines – An Overview of the Current State of Islamic Archaeology in Afghanistan
Arezou Azad and Andy Miller

1:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00 From Fustat to Merv: Revisiting the Beginnings and Technical Development of Islamic Glazed Wares
Moujan Matin, Oliver Watson, Michael Tite
2:25 Studying medieval Iranian world metalware: the ISLAMETAL project
Annabelle Collinet
2:50 Royal workshops: recent investigations into production at Madinat al-Zahra and the Alhambra.
Chloë N. Duckworth, Kate Welham, Derek Pitman, Alberto García Porras and David J. Govantes Edward
3:15 The yellow opaque glazes from Madinat al-Zahra (second half of the 10th century): a rare local production or an import?
Elena Salinas, Trinitat Pradell and Michael Tite

3:45 Tea break

4:15 Suburban life in early Islamic Jarash (Jordan): New evidence for urban development over the longue durée
Louise Blanke
4:40 The Islamic-Christian frontier in medieval central Iberia: new research at Molina de Aragón and Atienza
Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Rowena Banerjea, Alex Brown and Aleks Pluskowski
5:05 The role of archaeology in the representation of Islamic Middle East: A European museum prospective
Benedict Leigh
5:30 Archaeology of the Pearl-Fishing Towns of the Arabian Gulf: Case Studies in Globalization during the Late Islamic Period
Rob Carter

6pm Reception in SCR.

7pm Dinner (at own expense) at local restaurant.

Wallace Collection: Xavier Bray & a Musical Celebration of Spain

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ECHOES FESTIVAL ‘Through Gilded Trellises’: A Celebration of Spain

Friday, 11 November 2016, 7.00pm
The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
London
W1U 3BN
The Wallace Collection welcomes its new Director and Spanish painting specialist Dr Xavier Bray with a special evening concert, ‘Through Gilded Trellises’: a Celebration of Spain, featuring award-winning soprano Natalya Romaniw and acclaimed tenor Luis Gomes. Inspired by the Collection’s impressive assemblage of Spanish Old Master paintings, the concert will highlight music by Turina, Mompou and Granados in addition to Spanish-inspired music by celebrated European composers such as Debussy and Scarlatti. The intimate concert will be held in the Collection’s Great Gallery, surrounded by some of art history’s most recognizable Old Master paintings, including Velázquez’ The Lady with a Fan and Rubens’ The Rainbow Landscape.

The evening will also feature an ‘in conversation’ discussion between Dr Bray and pianist Iain Burnside, where they will consider the wider impact of Spanish painters and composers on European culture.

2016-10-listing-pic-wallace-collectionNatalya Romaniw soprano | Luis Gomes tenor | Iain Burnside pianist

Click HERE for more information.

 

 

‘Goyescas’: Music in the Time of Goya

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‘Goyescas’: Music in the Time of Goya
José Menor & The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 7.00pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

Join Spanish virtuoso pianist José Menor and The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra on an exhilarating musical journey to 18th-century Spain as they mark the 2016 centenary of the great Spanish composer  Enrique Granados (1867-1916) with a  multi-media programme inspired by the life and times of Granados’ greatest muse, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to watch a video.
Click HERE to listen to an audio clip.

Upcoming Exhibition: Maíno in London

2016-08-MainoMaíno’s Adorations. Heaven on Earth

National Gallery, London
28 September 2016 – 29 January 2017

For the duration of the National Gallery’s Beyond Caravaggio exhibition the Museo Nacional del Prado has lent the National Gallery two of its masterpieces by Fray Juan Bautista Maíno (1581-1649) for a display in Room 1. Both paintings — The Adoration of the Shepherds and The Adoration of the Kings — were painted between 1612 and 1614, after the artist’s return from Italy, as part of the high altar of the Dominican church of San Pedro Martír in Toledo. Not only do they display Maíno’s Caravaggesque naturalism, which he had seen at first hand in Rome, but they also combine that with the classicising style of Anibale Caracci and Guido Reni, both of whom Maíno new personally.

Upcoming exhibition: Picasso Portraits, London

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Picasso Portraits

National Portrait Gallery, London

6 October 2016 – 5 February 2017

Major exhibition of over eighty works focusing on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers from all periods of his  career and in all media. Works on show range from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. Includes celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.

Exhibition co-organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.

1st London Design Biennale

2016-09-cia-courtyard1st London Design Biennale: Utopia by Design

Somerset House, London, 7 – 27 September 2016

The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating, including Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, the Biennale explores big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.

Spanish Pavilion

The Spanish Pavilion’s VRPolis Diving into the Future aims to show viewers, via virtual reality goggles, the future of  the city of Santander in 2100, focusing especially on its port, bay area, Plaza Porticada and the calle Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola.