A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela

On June 5th, fisherman Fernando Brey tripped over a moss covered stone in the Sar river in Galicia when he was struck by its unusual shape. Indeed, this was not an ordinary riverbed rock. He had literally stumbled upon a sculpture of the Virgin and Child, whose faces are now missing, with two worn angelsContinue reading “A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela”

Open Access Publication: Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation, eds Tom Nickson and Nicola Jennings

Click here to read Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation, eds Tom Nickson and Nicola Jennings (London, 2020) From the dazzling spectacle of Burgos Cathedral to the cavernous nave of Palma Cathedral or the lacy splendour of San Juan de los Reyes, Spain preserves a remarkable variety of inventive but little understood Gothic buildings.Continue reading “Open Access Publication: Gothic Architecture in Spain: Invention and Imitation, eds Tom Nickson and Nicola Jennings”

Opens Today: Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance, National Gallery, London, until 29 September 2019

Bermejo is one of the greatest Spanish artists of the second half of the 15th century. This exhibition, in the National Gallery’s Room 1, brings two of his masterpieces: the triptych of the ‘Madonna of Montserrat’ from the cathedral at Acqui Terme, Alessandria (Italy) and the ‘Piedad Desplà’ from Barcelona Cathedral, to the UK for theContinue reading “Opens Today: Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance, National Gallery, London, until 29 September 2019”

Conference: Gotik global – kolonial – postkolonial, Dresden, October 26–7, 2018

Gotik global – kolonial – postkolonial: Gotisierende Sakralarchitektur auf der Iberischen Halbinsel und in Lateinamerika vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert Dresden, Technische Universität, Institut für Kunst und Musikwissenschaft, Raum ABS/E08/H, 26. – 27.10.2018 Tagung der Technischen Universität Dresden, Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft der Philosophischen Fakultät in Zusammenarbeit mit der Carl Justi-Vereinigung e.V. Immer wieder werden imContinue reading “Conference: Gotik global – kolonial – postkolonial, Dresden, October 26–7, 2018”

New Online Course: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain

Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography training. The course is called Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain and it will be offered on a monthly basis on coursera.org at https://www.coursera.org/learn/burgos-deciphering-secrets-medieval-spain. The next class begins on 9 April 2018.Continue reading “New Online Course: MOOC Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain”

News from the MNAC

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has made two major acquisition during the summer. At an auction held in Barcelona on 31 May 2017 they acquired a panel painting representing the Decapitation of Saint Baudilus, painted by Lluís Dalmau for the old Gothic high altarpiece in the parish church of Sant Boi de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat),Continue reading “News from the MNAC”

Lecture, 6pm, 18 January 2016. Architectural Practice in Spain, 1370-1450: Drawings, Documents & Historiography

The Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminar in the Research Forum South Room in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. By Dr Encarna Montero, University of Valencia 6-7pm, Monday 18th January, followed by a drinks reception. Free attendance, open to all A significant number of sources for the study of architectural practise survive from medievalContinue reading “Lecture, 6pm, 18 January 2016. Architectural Practice in Spain, 1370-1450: Drawings, Documents & Historiography”

Lecture: Eduardo Carrero Santamaria (University of Barcelona), ‘Gothic architecture in 13th- and 14th-century Spain and its historiography’. Courtauld Institute, 5.30pm, 28th October 2015

The first in a series of lectures on Spanish medieval architecture, hosted by the Courtauld Institute, and sponsored by Coll & Cortes Since the late 19th century, scholarship on 13th– and 14th-century Spanish architecture has largely depended on formal analysis and systems of cataloguing. From this have emerged fundamental studies of cathedrals, including those ofContinue reading “Lecture: Eduardo Carrero Santamaria (University of Barcelona), ‘Gothic architecture in 13th- and 14th-century Spain and its historiography’. Courtauld Institute, 5.30pm, 28th October 2015”

Call for Papers: II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada

Call for Papers II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada Seville, November 12-15, 2014 Deadline: 31 May 2014 After the I International Conference Arquitectura tardogótica en la Corona de Castilla held in Santander in 2010, the II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos Tardogóticos en la encrucijada, aims to serve as a forumContinue reading “Call for Papers: II International Conference. Sevilla, 1514: Arquitectos tardogóticos en la encrucijada”