Spanish Art Symposium – Auckland Castle, The Bowes Museum & Durham University – Thursday 23 October to Saturday 25 October 2014

A symposium on Spanish Art will take place from 23-25 October in Co Durham, highlighting collections in the area and launching a book on treasures of Spanish Art in Country Durham. The three-day event will include exclusive access to view Zurbarán’s Jacob and his Twelve Sons and a conference dinner at Auckland Castle. Below is a provisionalContinue reading “Spanish Art Symposium – Auckland Castle, The Bowes Museum & Durham University – Thursday 23 October to Saturday 25 October 2014”

The Fitzwilliam Museum in fundraising drive to acquire a Mater Dolorosa by Pedro de Mena

A sculpture by Pedro de Mena (b. Granada 1628 – d. Malaga 1688) of the Mater Dolorosa or Virgin of Sorrows has gone on display at The Fitzwilliam in Cambridge in a drive to help publicise the Museum’s funding-raising appeal for the acquisition of the work. Tim Knox Director of the Museum, who has kindly entertainedContinue reading “The Fitzwilliam Museum in fundraising drive to acquire a Mater Dolorosa by Pedro de Mena”

ARTES Malta visit: Wed 5 November – Mon 10 November 2014

ARTES is visiting Malta from 5-10 November 2014. This visit is being organised by Marjorie Trusted of the V&A (ARTES Hon Vice-President) and Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci of the University of Malta (ARTES member). The programme is detailed below and includes a symposium on Spanish Baroque Art in Malta being hosted by the Spanish Embassy. ARTES VisitContinue reading “ARTES Malta visit: Wed 5 November – Mon 10 November 2014”

Tuesday 16 September 2014 – Concert in London: Music and art in Toledo at the time of El Greco

A celebration of the music and art of Toledo in the 16th century will held at the Church of St James – London’s ‘Spanish Church’ – in the West End on Tuesday 16th September. The event is the being organised by the BritishSpanish Society. At the time of El Greco, Toledo was a major centreContinue reading “Tuesday 16 September 2014 – Concert in London: Music and art in Toledo at the time of El Greco”

CFP: Early Modern Hybridity and Globalization: Artistic and Architectural Exchange in the Iberian World

CFP: Early Modern Hybridity and Globalization: Artistic and Architectural Exchange in the Iberian World,  Renaissance Society of America conference, Berlin 2015 Scholarship has accepted “hybridity” as a term referring to cultural cross-fertilization in the early modern globalized society. This panel will examine ideas of exchange in artistic and architectural design in the Iberian world ofContinue reading “CFP: Early Modern Hybridity and Globalization: Artistic and Architectural Exchange in the Iberian World”

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”

Conference: Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain – New Orleans – 16-19 Oct 2014 – Request for Papers

Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain New Orleans, 16-19 Oct 2014 Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain, 1450-1660 Panel Panel Chairs Ilenia Colón Mendoza, University of CentralFlorida (icm2@hotmail.com)  Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, University of Vermont (kelley.didio@uvm.edu) The goal of this panel is to highlight recent research on sculpture in Spain during the long sixteenth century.Continue reading “Conference: Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain – New Orleans – 16-19 Oct 2014 – Request for Papers”

Call for Papers: II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada

Call for Papers II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada Seville, November 12-15, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014 After the I International Conference Arquitectura tardogótica en la Corona de Castilla held in Santander in 2010, the II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos Tardogóticos en la encrucijada, aims to serve as a forumContinue reading “Call for Papers: II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada”

ZURBARÁN: Master of Spain’s Golden Age

Exhibition The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts,Rue Ravenstein 33, 1000 Brussels Wed 29 January – Sun 25 May 2014 Santa Casilda, c.1635, oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cms, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Madrid A Cup of Water and a Rose, c.1630, oil on canvas, 21 x 30 cms, National Gallery London   For more information see  http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=13203iContinue reading “ZURBARÁN: Master of Spain’s Golden Age”

Call for Papers: Theorizing the Spiritual Past: Critical Approaches to Early Iberian Hagiography

Theorizing the Spiritual Past: Critical Approaches to Early Iberian Hagiography College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, 7‒8 July 2014 Over the last decade there has been a striking upsurge in the volume of critical interest in Iberian hagiography in all of its manifold forms. In painting and the fine arts through to poeticContinue reading “Call for Papers: Theorizing the Spiritual Past: Critical Approaches to Early Iberian Hagiography”