ARTES Committee Member Dr Piers Baker-Bates has published an examination of Sebastiano’s career as a transcultural artist through an analysis of his Spanish patrons in Rome.
This book will prove to be an important tool to the greater appreciation of the artist in advance of the National Gallery London’s forthcoming exhibition Michelangelo & Sebastiano (see link) curated by Matthias Wivel, from 15 March – 26 June 2017.
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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.
GOYA THE PORTRAITS
The National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Lunchtime Talks – Free, no booking
Courses – £14/£12 concession/£10 members
Thursday 29 October
Goya & the Duchess of Alba
Marcus B. Burke
Senior Curator, Museum Department, The Hispanic Society of America, New York
Course (Sainsbury Wing Theatre)
Thursday 12 November
Tutor: Aileen Ribeiro
£14/£12 concessions/£10 members
Professor Aileen Ribeiro of the Courtauld Institute of Art explores themes of costume and national identity in Spain, England and France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Monday 16 November
The Altamira Family, Goya and Portraiture
Chief curator, The Frick Collection, New York
Saturday 21 November
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Subversive portraits: Goya and his legacy
Speakers: Juliet Wilson Bareau, Emma Barker, Xavier Bray, Gill Perry and Yinka Shonibare
£25/£14 concessions/£10 members and OU students
Explore portraits by Goya and other artists in the context of Napoleonic Europe, and discover why Goya has been such a key figure for modern and contemporary artists from Manet to Jake and Dinos Chapman. Held in collaboration with the Open University.
Monday 30 November
Public faces, private views: Goya’s letters and the problem of portraiture
Visiting Fellow, University of Essex
Monday 21 December
Painted Cloth: Goya and Dress