Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar, 15 December, 6.00 PM | Book presentation: Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021

. We are pleased to announce that the eighth seminar of our autumn online Research Seminar Series will take place on Wednesday, 15 December at 6.00 PM, UK time:    Book presentation, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021.  . Dr Laura Fernández-González, SeniorContinue reading “Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar, 15 December, 6.00 PM | Book presentation: Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021”

Luisa Roldán – Recording of the online discussion/book launch and a special offer to purchase the book now available

For those who missed it, please find the recording of the book launch for the new monograph, Luisa Roldán. Author Catherine Hall-van den Elsen was joined in conversation by ARTES co-founder Holly Trusted to explore the life and works of this celebrated sculptor of the Spanish Golden Age Order the book: Customers in the UKContinue reading “Luisa Roldán – Recording of the online discussion/book launch and a special offer to purchase the book now available”

Luisa Roldán – Online Discussion and Book Launch – Holly Trusted explores, with author Catherine Hall-van den Elsen, the life and works of this celebrated sculptor of the Spanish Golden Age, 20 October 2021

Luisa Roldán – Online Discussion and Book Launch – Holly Trusted explores, with author Catherine Hall-van den Elsen, the life and works of this celebrated sculptor of the Spanish Golden Age, 20 October 2021

Lund Humphries is delighted to celebrate the launch of Luisa Roldán, a new monograph by Catherine Hall-van den Elsen, co-published with Getty Publications. This beautifully illustrated book presents the first overview in English of the life and work of Luisa Roldán (1652–1706). To celebrate the new publication, author Catherine Hall-van den Elsen will be joinedContinue reading “Luisa Roldán – Online Discussion and Book Launch – Holly Trusted explores, with author Catherine Hall-van den Elsen, the life and works of this celebrated sculptor of the Spanish Golden Age, 20 October 2021”

New CEEH Publication – Ambassadors in Golden-Age Madrid: The Court of Philip IV through Foreign Eyes, edited by Jorge Fernández-Santos and José Luis Colomer

This book sets out to describe the experiences of foreign ambassadors dispatched to Spain during the long reign of Philip IV (1621–65). Through a selection of diplomats of various nationalities—from the Holy Roman Empire, the Holy See, France, England, Venice, Tuscany, Genoa, the small Italian states, Sweden, Denmark, and the Ottoman Empire—it paints a broadContinue reading “New CEEH Publication – Ambassadors in Golden-Age Madrid: The Court of Philip IV through Foreign Eyes, edited by Jorge Fernández-Santos and José Luis Colomer”

Reopening Museums and Galleries in Spain Post Lockdown: A guide from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport

The Spanish government’s Ministry of Culture and Sport has recently published a document detailing how museums and galleries may be able to manage visitors and collections once lockdown has been fully lifted in Spain. Xanthe Brooke has written a summary of their guidance: ‘In addition to implementing hygiene and physical distancing rules the Dept. considersContinue reading “Reopening Museums and Galleries in Spain Post Lockdown: A guide from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport”

Book Launch: ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480–1700′ by Carmen Fracchia, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University of London, 23 November 2019, 3–5pm

A book launch and Q&A will be held on the 23 November, 3–5pm, at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University of London. In this book launch, Birkbeck scholar Mpalive Msiska will interview Dr Carmen Fracchia, from the Department of Cultures and Languages, about her new book Black but Human: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480–1700 (OUP, 2019). This willContinue reading “Book Launch: ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480–1700′ by Carmen Fracchia, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University of London, 23 November 2019, 3–5pm”

New Publication: Kirstin Kennedy, Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain (Amsterdam University Press, 2019)

Alfonso X ‘the Learned’ of Castile (1252–1284) was praised in his lifetime as a king who devoted himself to discovering all worldly and divine knowledge. He commissioned chronicles and law codes and composed poems to the Virgin Mary, he gathered together Jewish scholars to translate works of Arab astrology and astronomy, and he founded aContinue reading “New Publication: Kirstin Kennedy, Alfonso X of Castile-León: Royal Patronage, Self-Promotion and Manuscripts in Thirteenth-century Spain (Amsterdam University Press, 2019)”

New Publication: Carmen Fracchia, ‘”Black but Human” Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480–1700’ (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)

In ‘Black but Human’ Carmen Fracchia, Reader in Hispanic Art History at Birkbeck, explores the emergence of the slave and freed slave subjects in the visual form of Imperial Spain. The book considers the links between visual regimes and early modern Spanish discourses on slavery and human diversity that are the historic roots of contemporaryContinue reading “New Publication: Carmen Fracchia, ‘”Black but Human” Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480–1700’ (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)”