Tag Archives: 2017

Portuguese Women Artists (Oxford)

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Wadham College & Taylor Institution LIbrary, Oxford

Workshop: Wadham College, 16-18 March, 2017 (NB: This is an invitation-only event)

Exhibition: Taylor Institution Library, 10-24 March 2017
Focusing on the transnational in the life and works of Paula Rego, Ana Hatherly, Lourdes Castro, Maria Velho da Costa and Menez.

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9:00-18:30; Sat, 10:00-15:00.

 

Study Day: Global Middle Ages: Hibridación artística e intercambio en el Mediterráneo medieval

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Global Middle Ages
Hibridación artística e intercambio en el Mediterráneo medieval

I JORNADA INTERNACIONAL MAGISTRI MEDITERRANEI

La caiguda de Jerusalem en 1187 i la pèrdua d’Atenes pels catalans en 1388 marquen dos segles convulsos de moviment i expansió dels diferents estats llatins del Mediterrani que propiciaren com mai la mobilitat i transferència artística entre llatins, grecs, musulmans i cristians orientals. Tant la “protecció” i la peregrinació als Llocs Sants com la creació de noves rutes d’expansió militar i comercial portaren la Corona Catalano-Aragonesa a ciutats com Venècia, Pisa o Gènova, a afavorir diferents processos d’apropiació del sagrat, a l’adquisició de botins de guerra, o a l’intercanvi de regals de significació político-dinàstica o diplomàtica.

Es tracta d’un intercanvi que va en dues direccions, i que propicià interesants processos d’aculturació i introjecció artística fins ara no suficientment explorats per la historiografia i que han de ser entesos dins del paradigma d’una Global Middle Ages.

DIRECCIÓ CIENTÍFICA
Manuel Castiñeiras
COORDINACIÓ
Carles Sánchez

Organitza:
Projecte de recerca Movilidad y transferencia artística en el Mediterráneo medieval (1187-1388): artistas, objetos y modelos. MAGISTRI MEDITERRANEI (MICINN HAR2015-63883-P) de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 28 d’abril 2017  
Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sala de Graus
Més informació Programa de la Jornada Internacional

La construcció de la catedral medieval (Barcelona)

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Magistri Cataloniae

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres
Sala de Graus

31 de març de 2017

Programme

9:00 Presentació de la Jornada

La catedral i els recursos

9:15 Daniel Rico (UAB) Fundavit, struxit, dotavit, deinde dicavit: La construcción poética de la arquitectura en la Alta Edad Media
10:00 Carles Sánchez (UAB) La gestión financera de la construcción en las catedrales románicas hispanas: el caso de Santiago de Compostela
10:45 Philipe Bernardi (CNRS, París) Salaires et conditions de travail dans le bâtiment en France à la fin du Moyen Âge

11:30 Debat
11:45 Pausa-cafè

Els homes

12:15 Emilie Mineo (Université de Poitiers) La firma di B. di Tréviers alla cattedrale di Maguelone
13:00 Emma Liaño (Catedrática de Universidad. Historia del Arte) Ser arquitecto o escultor en el siglo XIV: Reinard de Fonoll y Aloy de Montbray

13:45 Debat

14:00 Manuel Castiñeiras (Director del Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB) Resum i conclusions de la jornada

Organitza: Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB amb la col·laboració de l’Institut d’Estudis Medievals

Direcció científica: Carles Sánchez

Activitat gratuïta
Cal inscripció prèvia a: carlos.sanchez.marquez@uab.cat
Tancament inscripcions: 24 de març 2017
Es lliurarà certificat d’assistència

 

Black African Spain in the time of Murillo, a talk by LUIS MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ

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LUIS MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ
University of Seville (Spain)

Friday, 24 February 2017, 6.00-7.30pm
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Description

This talk analyzes the cultural history of slavery and the Black African presence in the Spain of the Golden Age, in relation to the paintings of Murillo. During the seventeenth century, Spanish culture had a greater influence of the black population. This paper studies the concept of identity and visibility in Hispanic society and culture, through the presence in the baroque festival of black populations, the theatrical representations in which they conformed as a social role and their presence in the artistic field. It studies the role of the slaves in painting workshops and how they appeared in art. Finally, the paper explores how Murillo had slaves and participated as Velázquez in the formation of a slave painter, in his case called Sebastián Martínez. The talk also covers how Murillo painted the black African population living in Seville.

Luis Méndez Rodríguez holds a Doctorate in History of Art from the University of Seville, where he is Associate Professor of History of Art. His Phd thesis, analyzing Diego Velázquez and the Humanism Culture in Seville, was awarded the Focus Prize, and published in 2005. He completed his research training in the Hertziana Library in Rome, The Warburg Institute in London and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. His research has mainly been concerned with painting and culture in the Modern Age, the visual representation of slavery and black Africans in Spain, as well as the identity and Andalusian culture of the XIX. He directs the Research Group “Artistic Image of Andalusia”. He has curated the exhibitions “The photographic heritage of the province of Seville”, “Time in the look. The Photo Library of the University of Seville and the Cultural Heritage of its municipalities”(2012), “Carmona. History and Heritage “(2013), “Yesos. Gipsoteca of the University of Seville” (2015) and “Seville through the photography 1839-1929″(2016). He has been director of the Secretariat of Historical Artistic Heritage of the University of Seville (2014-2016) and is currently Director General of Culture and Heritage at the University of Seville.

All welcome but booking is required (click here to book).

BSS Event – Private View – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic 1937 – Wed 8 Feb 2017 – 6.30-8.00 pm

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British Spanish Society Event

Private view  – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, 1937
– paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Miró and Calder – with a talk at 7.00pm by Director, Jordí Mayoral.

Date: Wednesday 8th February 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Mayoral at 6 Duke Street, St. James’, London SW1Y 6BN

Tickets: British Spanish Society Members £15 – Non Members and Friends of Members £20.

ARTES Members are entitled to be members of the BSS for £15 (Join here)
BSS Members are entitled to be members of ARTES for £20 (Join here)
Click here to book your tickets.

CFP: The Artistic Heritage of al-Andalus (Berlin, October 2017)

2017-01-carljusti-logoCFP: The Artistic Heritage of al-Andalus (Berlin, 27-28 Oct 17)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, October 27 – 28, 2017

Deadline: 28 February 2017

The distinction between own and foreign culture plays a pivotal role in the making of religious, ethnic, and national identities. This was demonstrated by Bernd Roeck in his 2007 introduction to the forth volume in the series Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe. Forging European Identities, 1400-1700. Only the resurgence of a majority society and its demarcation against a minority society enables the forming of identity. But what happens in a multi-confessional and multi-ethnic society like the one that existed on the Iberian Peninsula until 1614? Can the foreign repertoire be distinguished clearly from the own at all, or has it not rather become part of a mutual cultural reality?

The history of Spain is defined by phases of cultural opening and seclusion. Whereas Alfonso X and Pedro I furthered the integration of al-Andalus’ art and architecture into the national narrative through their pro-Islamic cultural policy, the staging of a unified Catholic culture became the central topic of painting, sculpture and architecture during the Counter-Reformation. Only from the 18th century, a re-valorisation of the Islamic heritage in al-Andalus took place. Its part in forming a Spanish national identity was subject to controversial discussion on the background of changing historic and political necessities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Simultaneously, architects of the time advertised the Moorish Revival and helped Ibero-Islamic architecture to gain global centre stage. The Alhambrismo not only became one of the most favoured interior styles of the 19th century, but also dominated the Great Exhibitions which regularly took place after 1851. Besides Spain, Prussia (1867), Brazil (1876), or Mexico (1884) presented themselves with a Neo-Moorish exhibition pavilion.

This year’s annual conference of the Carl Justi Association aims to examine selectively the importance of al-Andalus for the forming of national identity from the Middle Ages to the present age. Papers on the following thematic emphases are requested:

– Exchange and confrontation during the Reconquista (1085-1492)
– Stating of a unified Catholic culture during Counterreformation
– Re-valorisation and historiographic debate in the 18th/19th centuries
– Franquismo and national renewal in the 20th/21st centuries

Presentations will have a duration of 20 mins. Languages of the conference are German, Spanish, English. Please send your abstract of max. 300 words and a short curriculum vitae to:
conference@transculturalstudies.ch

NEH Summer Programm (US)

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The National Endowment for the Humanities funds numerous Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators.  With respect to its seven seminars and seventeen institutes of Summer 2017 for college and university teachers, all of which are summarized here (be sure to subsequently click on the “College and University” tab so as to navigate away from the default “School” tab).

Application deadline: 1 March 2017.

Although no program this summer will focus expressly on the art and architecture of Portugal and Spain, the members of ASHAHS might wish to consider applying for these opportunities, which routinely bring together teachers from a range of backgrounds and interdisciplinary specialties.  For instance, a program at Colgate University on medieval Jewish philosophy will cover the work of the Córdoba-born Maimonides, whereas a program at Indiana University bears the title of “Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions Across the Early Modern World (1400-1800).”  Those with expertise in al-Andalus and Islamic art history can consider applying to the program at the University of Hawaii, “Islam in Asia: Traditions and Transformations.”

Participants must meet the NEH eligibility criteria described, for example, in the PDF file available here and otherwise consult the information for each respective seminar or institute.

Workshop – Islamic Archaeology Day (28 January 2017, London)

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3rd Islamic Archaeology Day 2017
(Jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL)
Saturday, 28 January 2017
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Includes talks on al-Andalus!

We invite you to register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-archaeology-day-2017-tickets-2953…. The registration fee of £10 (£5 for students) will cover lunch, refreshments and a wine reception. We would be very grateful if you could register as soon as possible and before Friday, January 20th so we can order the appropriate amount of sandwiches in time!

Corisande Fenwick
Hugh Kennedy
Scott Redford
Tim Williams

Programme

10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00 Welcome & Introduction
Corisande Fenwick, Hugh Kennedy, Scott Redford, Tim Williams
11:15 Dehistan (Turkmenistan), archaeological evidence of a pilgrimage city
Alistair Northedge
11:40 Islamic archaeology in the Moroccan Sahara: settlement dynamics in the Draa Valley
Corisande Fenwick, Maria Gatto, Louise Rayne, Martin Sterry, David Mattingly and Youssef Bokbot
12:05 Islamic archaeology in East Africa, challenges and obstacles
Stephane Pradines
12:30 Citadels, Bazars and Shrines – An Overview of the Current State of Islamic Archaeology in Afghanistan
Arezou Azad and Andy Miller

1:00 Lunch (provided)

2:00 From Fustat to Merv: Revisiting the Beginnings and Technical Development of Islamic Glazed Wares
Moujan Matin, Oliver Watson, Michael Tite
2:25 Studying medieval Iranian world metalware: the ISLAMETAL project
Annabelle Collinet
2:50 Royal workshops: recent investigations into production at Madinat al-Zahra and the Alhambra.
Chloë N. Duckworth, Kate Welham, Derek Pitman, Alberto García Porras and David J. Govantes Edward
3:15 The yellow opaque glazes from Madinat al-Zahra (second half of the 10th century): a rare local production or an import?
Elena Salinas, Trinitat Pradell and Michael Tite

3:45 Tea break

4:15 Suburban life in early Islamic Jarash (Jordan): New evidence for urban development over the longue durée
Louise Blanke
4:40 The Islamic-Christian frontier in medieval central Iberia: new research at Molina de Aragón and Atienza
Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Rowena Banerjea, Alex Brown and Aleks Pluskowski
5:05 The role of archaeology in the representation of Islamic Middle East: A European museum prospective
Benedict Leigh
5:30 Archaeology of the Pearl-Fishing Towns of the Arabian Gulf: Case Studies in Globalization during the Late Islamic Period
Rob Carter

6pm Reception in SCR.

7pm Dinner (at own expense) at local restaurant.

Job posting: Professor and Director of the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham/Bishop Auckland (UK)

 

ARTES visit to the Museo del Prado (14 January 2017)*

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ARTES VISIT TO MADRID
RIBERA DRAWINGS, MUSEO del PRADO
With Dr Edward Payne, Senior Curator, Spanish Art, Auckland Castle Trust

Saturday 14th January 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 A.M.

Rendezvous at Museo del Prado (at main entrance at the back of the building)

 

  • *Due to unforeseen circumstances, the visit to El Escorial
  • on Friday 13th January 2017 has been cancelled

 

ARTES members wishing to travel should RSVP to artesiberia@gmail.com and arrange their own travel and accommodation.