‘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”
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”
The Detroit Institute of Arts Museum has acquired a Virgin and Child by Luis Salvador Carmona (1709-1767). The work was created in response to a commission of c.1750-51 “from the brotherhood attached to the Royal Tapestry Factory, Madrid, […] for their chapel.”
Master Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela Madrid, Museo del Prado, Villanueva Building The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen works that were removed in the past from their original location (the west façade and choir of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela) and are now housed inContinue reading “Madrid: Master Mateo at the Prado”
Sculpture in the City City of London July 2016 to May 2017 15 large-scale public sculptures by artists including the Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa’s Laura (2013), one of his female portraits symbolising the state of dreaming and aspiration (shown near ‘the Gherkin’); and four works from Peruvian-born Lizi Sánchez’s abstract Cadenetas series (2016) of smallContinue reading “Sculpture in the City (Londo)”
Joana Vasconcelos: Lafite Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 15 June – 23 October 2016 Major new addition to Waddesdon’s contemporary art collection, and part of its programme to work with contemporary artists. A pair of sculptures by Joana Vasconcelos has been installed on the North Front. In the form of a giant pair of candlesticks madeContinue reading “Joana Vasconcelos at Waddesdon Manor”
Joaquím Gomis: Fundición Gimeno/Gimeno Foundry Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona 10 May – 18 September 2016 Photographic exhibition focussing on the development of Catalan sculpture from the 1900s to the 1940s, including a series of images taken by Gomis (1902-1991) of his friend Miró’s visits to the Barcelona-based Gimeno foundry between 1944 and 1949, where theContinue reading “Joaquím Gomis, Barcelona”
Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). Buscando la luz Museo Regional de Arte Moderna (MURAM), Cartagena 20 May – 30 August 2016 Exhibition of some 40 works by the Basque sculptor, in alabaster, iron and other materials, displayed alongside his drawings, prints and collages.
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2017 Conference Chicago, 30 March – 1 April 2017 Call for Papers: The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain and the New World The history of sculpture has, particularly with regard to the early modern period, been dominated by studies on marble and bronze, materials that are at theContinue reading “CfP: The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain and the New World”
John Singer Sargent and Spanish Prosessional Sculpture: Photographs at the V&A by Chloe Sharpe Link to the V&A blog post about its John Singer Sargent collection of photographs.