Tag Archives: 2015

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage (Amsterdam)

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Spanish Masters from the Hermitage:
The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya

The Hermitage, Amsterdam, 28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016

More than sixty paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces are on show.

 

Exhibition closing soon! The Divine Morales (Prado, Madrid; Bilbao; Barcelona)

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El Divino Morales

Museo del Prado, Madrid

Exhibition closed 10 January 2016

Moves to:

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 9 February – 16 May

Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, Barcelona, 16/06-16/09 2016.

Nineteen works owned by the Prado, including the Christ on the Cross and the Resurrection gifted by Plácido Arango, plus 35 from national and international museums, private collectors and religious institutions. Works include the Virgin with the Little Bird from the parish church of San Agustín in Madrid, the Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John from the New Cathedral in Salamanca and the Ecce Homo from the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, which was recently restored in the Prado workshops.

Catalogue: 272 pages, 26,60 €

 

Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings (Portland)

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Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Elvin A. Duerst Bequest

Portland Art Museum, Maine

19 December 2015 – 20 March 2016

Art from the Andes features distinctive religious paintings that illustrate the creative melding of cultures in the Andes following the Spanish conquest. The paintings were left to the Museum by Elvin A. Duerst, a native of McMinnville, long employed by the State Department in South America.

Dalí by Robert Descharnes (Dalí Museum)

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Dalí Revealed: Candid Moments from the Artist’s Life

Photographs by Robert Descharnes (1926-2014).

Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

On view until Spring 2016

The photographer made the acquaintance of the Surrealist artist in 1950, while they were both traveling to the United States.

Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational

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Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational

London, ICA
12 Nov 20156 Dec 2015

Retrospective of the films of Luis Buñuel (1900–1983), celebrating his genius, irreverence and unique poetic style. The season features panel discussions and Q&As with speakers including eminent collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, grandson Diego Buñuel, and leading academics such as Maria Delgado, Jo Evans, Peter Evans and Rob Stone.

AAH CONFERENCE – ORIENTALISM & SPAIN IN THE 19 & 20TH CENTURIES – 7-9 APRIL 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

AAH2016 Annual Conference and Bookfair
University of Edinburgh
7 – 9 April 2016

ORIENTALISM & SPAIN IN THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES

Convenors:
Claudia Hopkins, University of Edinburgh, c.hopkins@ed.ac.uk
Anna McSweeney, SOAS, University of London, am105@soas.ac.uk

Spain represents a unique and fertile context in which to explore attitudes to the art and culture of the Islamic world. Spain was routinely ‘orientalised’ by northern European cultures in the 19th century, as foreign visitors indulged in oriental reveries when reflecting on Spain’s Islamic past (711–1492) and admiring its ‘Moorish’ remains at the Alhambra palace in Granada, the mosque/cathedral in Cordoba, or the Giralda in Seville. For the Spaniard, however, this Islamic heritage raised potentially disorientating questions about cultural roots and national identity. Spanish attitudes to the Islamic past were further complicated by Spain’s ambivalent relations with the Islamic present in Morocco, ranging from war and conflict (1859–60) to Franco’s recruitment of Moroccans at the start of the Spanish Civil War.

This session builds on recent research by historians of art, literature and culture, whose work has revealed that the European discourse on the Islamic world is much more polyphonic than traditional postcolonial theory assumed. The session invites papers that examine 19th- and 20-century visual responses to Spain’s Islamic past and Spain’s nearest ‘Orient’, Morocco, by both Spanish and non-Spanish artists across all media (architecture, fine art, illustrated books, photography, film, fashion etc.). How did artists translate Spain’s Islamic world into visual formats? How was such imagery produced, viewed, and marketed? What were the artistic, ideological, political, and social positions on which visual responses were grounded? How important were they in the formation of broader attitudes to the Islamic world?

Email paper propsals to the session convenor(s) by 9 November 2015. Download a Paper Proposal Guidelines

– See more at: http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/sessions2016/session21#sthash.CunhcXx5.dpuf