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”

Workshop: Science and Nature in Latin America (18th–20th century), University College London, 17 September, 15:00–17:00

In the context of Latin America, traditional History of Science discourses have tended to focus on European actors and their agency. This interdisciplinary workshop will elucidate new and emerging perspectives on the history and theories of science, nature, and the enviornment in the region. By doing so, the workshop hopes to further develop the criticalContinue reading “Workshop: Science and Nature in Latin America (18th–20th century), University College London, 17 September, 15:00–17:00”

A Guest from Lima: ‘Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola’ at the Museo Nacional del Prado, until 28 April 2019

The Prado’s ‘Invited Work’ is a large painting on canvas showing the double Marriages of Martin de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola painted in 1718 by an anonymous artist from Cusco. On loan from the Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima, it will be on display in Madrid until 28Continue reading “A Guest from Lima: ‘Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola’ at the Museo Nacional del Prado, until 28 April 2019”

Featured Exhibition: Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, until August 2019

Francesco José de Goya Lucientes (1746-1828) and William Hogarth (1647-1764) were the most remarkable artists of their times. Both were famous painters, but their most compelling works are the prints that they made and published themselves. Often produced in serial format, like graphic novels, the prints were aimed at a more popular market than theirContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, until August 2019”

Featured Exhibition: Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, until 22 July 2018

The vitality and inventiveness of artists in eighteenth-century New Spain (Mexico) is the focus of Pinxit Mexici, an exhibition which presents some 110 works of art (primarily paintings), many of which are unpublished and newly restored. The exhibition surveys the most important artists and stylistic developments of the period and highlights the emergence of newContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, until 22 July 2018”

Opens today: Dibujos de Luis Paret (1746-1799) at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid

Luis Paret y Alcázar (Madrid, 1746‒1799) has been hailed as a ‘spontaneous and joyful’ painter who allowed himself to be ‘overly’ influenced by French art. Labelled as the ‘Spanish Watteau’ and the most genuine representative of Rococo painting in the country, he has long been considered the second most important painter of his day after Goya. However, these considerationsContinue reading “Opens today: Dibujos de Luis Paret (1746-1799) at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid”

Three new acquisitions on show at the Prado Museum

Three important new acquisitions are temporarily on display at the Prado Museum in Madrid: Saint John the Baptist in a Landscape, an oil on copper by Juan Bautista Maíno (1581–1649), strongly influenced by the artist’s Roman period. The copper plate for a print portraying an auto da fé in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, engraved by in 1680 by Flemish artistContinue reading “Three new acquisitions on show at the Prado Museum”

Closing Soon: Lightness and Boldness. Goya’s Drawings

  Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Centro Botín, Santander. Closes 24 September 2017. One of the first exhibition’s in the  recently opened Renzo Piano designed Centro Botín, this show is curated by the Prado’s Head of Drawings and Prints, José Manuel Matilla, and the Chief Curator of the Goya and 18th-century Art Department, Manuela Mena.Continue reading “Closing Soon: Lightness and Boldness. Goya’s Drawings”

Opens today: ‘Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle’

  Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle, Meadows Museum, Dallas, USA, September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018  Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos, in Western Spain, but spent most of his working life in Seville. Like Ribera, Zurbarán is also considered a Caravaggista (a follower of the Italian painter MichelangeloContinue reading “Opens today: ‘Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle’”

Forthcoming publication: Nigel Glendinning, Goya and His Critics, new edited edition

Nigel Glendinning (1929-2013) is remembered for his perceptive writings on Goya and for the range of his knowledge on the art and literature of 18th century Spain. He had a distinguished academic career at the universities of Southampton, Trinity College Dublin, and Queen Mary University of London. He was a Corresponding Member of the RealContinue reading “Forthcoming publication: Nigel Glendinning, Goya and His Critics, new edited edition”