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”
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”
El País reports that the Colón Towers, two high-rise buildings in the vicinity of Madrid’s Plaza de Colón and Biblioteca Nacional, may soon become listed. Designed by Antonio Lamela (December 1, 1926–April 1, 2017), the towers’ suspended structure was innovative at the time of their construction, between 1967 and 1976. In the 1990s new fire regulationsContinue reading “Marvel or monster? Madrid’s Torres Colón to become protected architectural heritage”
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, until 22 April 2018 This exhibition features more than a hundred drawings by Rosario Weiss (Madrid, 1814‒1843) as well as a few prints and paintings. It sets out to show the work of an outstanding draughtswoman who is better known for her relationship with Francisco de Goya (1746‒1828) than for her artistic career. WeissContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Drawings by Rosario Weiss”
The ARTES Coll&Cortes travel scholarship granted me the opportunity to travel to Spain to examine three illustrated copies of Beatus of Liébana’s Commentarium in Apocalypsin (generally known as Beatus) on which my doctoral thesis is grounded. My research concerns the production, illumination and impact of the Beatus manuscripts, with particular focus on the analysis ofContinue reading “ARTES Coll&Cortes travel scholarship report: Ana Dias, PhD Candidate at Durham University”
Spanish Photography (1850-1870) in the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, 27 May – 14 September, 2014. Photographs by named and anonymous artists working in Spain such as Charles Clifford, Jean Laurent, José Martínez Sánchez, Alonso Martínez y Hermano, José Spreafico and Joaquín Pedrosa.