New Publication: Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by ARTES committee member, Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire (Penn State University Press) From the publisher: Philip II of Spain was a major patron of the arts, best known for his magnificent palace and royal mausoleum at theContinue reading “New Publication: Laura Fernández-González, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire”

ARTES-CEEH Scholarships 2021

ARTES and CEEH are delighted to announce the winners of the ARTES-CEEH scholarships for 2021, and congratulate all those who have received an award. Details of the awards and their criteria are available on our Awards pages. PhD scholarship (UK) Nausheen Hoosein: £3000. PhD candidate, University of York. Supervisor: Dr Richard McClary Title: From UmayyadContinue reading “ARTES-CEEH Scholarships 2021”

CEEH ARTES Scholarships 2021. Call for applications, deadline 31st January 2021

Thanks to the generous support of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), ARTES, awards a number of scholarships each year to students working on any aspect of Spanish or Hispanic visual culture before 1900. The deadline for all applications is 31st January each year and the Scholarship Committee usually informs successful applicants by 15th March. Scholarship winners are normallyContinue reading “CEEH ARTES Scholarships 2021. Call for applications, deadline 31st January 2021”

A Spanish female artist of the early modern period – ‘Finding Luisa Roldán: A North American road trip’, a blog post by Dr. Cathy Hall-van den Elsen

‘The Spanish sculptor Luisa Roldán (1652–1706) was recognised in her lifetime as an artist of considerable talent. Luisa was born in Seville, the daughter of Pedro Roldán, a prominent sculptor.’ Please click here to read the rest of Dr. Cathy Hall-van den Elsen’s blog post on Art Herstory to find more on Luisa Roldán’s worksContinue reading “A Spanish female artist of the early modern period – ‘Finding Luisa Roldán: A North American road trip’, a blog post by Dr. Cathy Hall-van den Elsen”

New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020

Obras maestras de la colección Valdés, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, 7 October 2020 – 1 February 2021. The first exhibition devoted to the art collection of the Bilbao businessman Félix Fernández-Valdés (1895- 1976), 4 of whose paintings entered the Prado’s collection after his death and others are now distributed around other public and privateContinue reading “New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020”

New Virtual Tour of Cristo de la Luz in Toledo

In association with ARTES, MAVCOR – the Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion – is delighted to announce the first in a series of virtual tours of buildings around the world. The tour of the remarkable mosque of Christ of the Light in Toledo, Spain, is freely accessible at https://mavcor.yale.edu/material-objects/giga-project/christ-light-mosque-toledo.Continue reading “New Virtual Tour of Cristo de la Luz in Toledo”

Conference – ‘Construir la diócesis medieval: Estrategias, agentes y herramientas’, POSTPONED until September 2021

In general terms the conference design will be maintained as it was, but specific dates and any other changes will be circulated shortly in a revised CFP. In the meantime, the Call for Papers remains open. The Gregorian Reform led to a reframing of the role of bishops and diocesan institutions that cemented their powerContinue reading “Conference – ‘Construir la diócesis medieval: Estrategias, agentes y herramientas’, POSTPONED until September 2021”

Announcement: Museum and gallery re-openings in London

Colnaghi opened July 3rd, by appointment only One of their current exhibitions, The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art, ‘offers a re-evaluation of Spanish painting at the turn of the 20th century, presenting exquisite and innovative works by Spanish artists, particularly from Catalan, who trained in the academies of Barcelona and spent most of theirContinue reading “Announcement: Museum and gallery re-openings in London”

A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela

On June 5th, fisherman Fernando Brey tripped over a moss covered stone in the Sar river in Galicia when he was struck by its unusual shape. Indeed, this was not an ordinary riverbed rock. He had literally stumbled upon a sculpture of the Virgin and Child, whose faces are now missing, with two worn angelsContinue reading “A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela”

Failed restoration of a copy of a Murillo painting makes headlines, once again raising the problem of insufficient regulation of art conservation in Spain

News outlets across the globe have shared the story of another failed restoration in Spain. The work was a copy of Murillo’s The Immaculate Conception of El Escorial, and the original remains unscathed at the Prado. It is important to note that the viral image above is slightly misleading, as it compares the two ‘restored’Continue reading “Failed restoration of a copy of a Murillo painting makes headlines, once again raising the problem of insufficient regulation of art conservation in Spain”