‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado

On display at the Museo Nacional del Prado (Room 16) until 26 September 2021 under the title of The Invited Work is a masterpiece of Viceregal art, a painted screen or biombo from a private Madrid collection, showing The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City (c. 1675-92). On one sideContinue reading “‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado”

Job Opportunity: Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Seventeenth/Eighteenth-Century Art History, University of Oxford

Faculty of History, Department of History of Art, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s St, Oxford The Department of History of Art is seeking a highly motivated and inspirational person to join a thriving academic community of art historians and bring exciting perspectives to the teaching and study of the History of Art at Oxford. This isContinue reading “Job Opportunity: Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Seventeenth/Eighteenth-Century Art History, University of Oxford”

Christmas in Puebla – a new album of 17th-century Mexican music

Please click here to buy the album, listen to a preview, or for more information By the early 1620s – when Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla migrated from Cádiz to New Spain (modernday Mexico) in search of new horizons as a music director, composer and instrument-maker – the colony was an important and wealthy outpost ofContinue reading “Christmas in Puebla – a new album of 17th-century Mexican music”

New Funding Opportunity: John Phillip PhD Scholarship in Spanish art and visual culture at the School of Art History, University of St Andrews

Deadline: Monday 25 May 2020 The School of Art History at the University of St Andrews is delighted to invite applications for the John Phillip Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art and Visual Culture, to start in September 2020. Generously funded by the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH), the doctoral scholarship is named after the nineteenth-centuryContinue reading “New Funding Opportunity: John Phillip PhD Scholarship in Spanish art and visual culture at the School of Art History, University of St Andrews”

Featured Exhibition: ‘Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain’, The San Diego Museum of Art, CA, until 2 September 2019

This new exhibition features a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from Spain and its global territories. Spain’s Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights. Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is theContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: ‘Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain’, The San Diego Museum of Art, CA, until 2 September 2019”

Reminder: ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019

ARTES’s AGM will take place at the V&A at 12:30 on 13 June 2019. It will be followed by a group visit to look at objects from the Iberian world in the 16th Century. Meet at the V&A, Exhibition Road Reception, at 11:50. Sandwich lunch (GBP 5) and AGM from 12–2, followed by a groupContinue reading “Reminder: ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019”

ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019

ARTES’s AGM will take place at the V&A at 12:30 on 13 June 2019. It will be followed by a group visit to look at objects from the Iberian world in the 16th Century. Meet at the V&A, Exhibition Road Reception, at 11:50. Sandwich lunch (GBP 5) and AGM from 12–2, followed by a groupContinue reading “ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019”

New Publications from the CEEH

El camarín del desengaño. Juan de Espina, coleccionista y curioso del siglo XVII, by Pedro Reula Baquero, 2019 Juan de Espina Velasco (1583−1642), a nobleman of Madrid and cleric of minor orders, has gone down in history – initially as the unwitting protagonist of two eighteenth-century magical plays by the dramatist José de Cañizares andContinue reading “New Publications from the CEEH”

News: ‘Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions’

As reported by The Art Newspaper, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is looking to enlarge its Latin American art collection. The museum has created a new endowed curatorial post, the Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art, currently open for applications. It has also made significant new acquisitions of art from the region, fromContinue reading “News: ‘Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions’”

Featured Exhibition: Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th-17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, until 16 June 2019

This exhibition showcases silk and linen fragments spanning the 15th to 17th centuries, a period of expanded exploration and trade, when Italy and Spain emerged as major centres of textile production. During this era, textiles with three-dimensional effects became popular within the Christian church and the secular world. Cloth and threads were fashioned into elaborateContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th-17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, until 16 June 2019”