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El legado de al-Ándalus: Las antigüedades árabes en los dibujos de la Academia (Madrid)

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Exhibition
El legado de al-Ándalus: Las antigüedades árabes en los dibujos de la Academia
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Madrid
22 September – 8 December 2015

Includes 175 works, the majority drawings along with six paintings and various prints from the Academy’s collections which illustrate Moorish antiquities from Andalucia.

Online catalogue, by Antonio Almagro and others.

 

Exhibition: Francisco de Zurbarán, Madrid

2015-06-zurbaran_cabecerahomeZurbarán: A New Perspective; Zurbarán: una nueva mirada

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
9 June – 13 September 2015

The exhibition will include the recently conserved St Serapion — click here for video  (before its redisplay in the new European galleries at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut), and aims to provide a new insight into the artist’s work by showing, for the first time in Spain, recently rediscovered works alongside paintings by the best of his pupils including his son Juan de Zurbarán’s still lives. Curated by Zurbarán specialist Odile Delenda and Mar Borobia, Head of Old Master Paintings at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

 

 

New book on the Spanish Royal Wallpaper Factory

The Spanish Royal Wallpaper Factory was the last 18th century royal factory to be created (under Carlos III), yet was almost entirely forgotten. Read all about it in this new publication:

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Isadora Rose-de Viejo, La Real Fábrica de Papeles Pintados de Madrid (1786-1836): Arte, artesanía, industria. Madrid (Ediciones Cátedra-Grandes Temas núm. 64), 2015, 258 págs., 90 figs. ISBN: 978-84-376-3414-2 (20 €uros).

 

Exhibition & Symposium: Rogier van der Weyden: Museo del Prado, Madrid

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Exhibition:
Rogier van der Weyden (c.1399-1464) , Prado Museum, 24 March – 28 June 2015.
Exhibition devoted particularly to the important influence of the fifteenth-century Flemish artist’s work in Spain and inspired by the recent completion of the conservation of his Escorial Crucifixion, which has been at the royal monastic palace since 1574. The exhibition, curated by Lorne Campbell (formerly of the National Gallery, London), will bring together for the first time Van der Weyden’s Crucifixion with other masterpieces with a Spanish provenance including the Prado’s Descent from the Cross and The Miraflores Triptych, now in Berlin as well as his Antwerp Seven Sacraments Triptych and some 15 other works including large paintings, sculptures and tapestries.

A symposium, ‘Rogier van der Weyden and the Iberian Peninsula‘, will be held on 5-6 May and address issues such as the significance of the Escorial Crucifixion and the relationships between Rogier’s paintings and sculpture produced in the Low Countries and in Castile, the career of the Brussels sculptor Egas Cueman, who settled in Castile, and the impact of Rogier’s work on the artists of the Iberian kingdoms.
Registration fee: General 120€; Students 60€; Scholars professionals 75€.

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Goya in Madrid. The Tapestry Cartoons 1775-1794
Prado Museum, Madrid
28 November 2014 – 3 May 2015

Curators: Manuela Mena, Head Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Art Department, and Gudrun Maurer, Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Painting Department at the Museo del Prado

The exhibition of over 140 works proposes a new approach to Goya’s tapestry cartoons by treating them as illustrating the artist’s thought processes and development at the beginning of his career. Cartoons are shown alongside the tapestries for which they were made in the Escorial and Pardo palaces. They are compared  with the work of contemporaneous and historic artists to illustrate Goya’s sources and inspiration.

El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales de Juan de Flandes a Antonio López, Madrid

Exhibition: Dibujos españoles en la Hamburger Kunsthalle, Prado, Madrid

2014-11-DibujosEsp-HambKunsthalle2014-11-SpanishDwgsHamb-KunsthalleSpanish Drawings from the Hamburger Kunsthalle: Cano, Murillo and Goya, Museo del Prado, 30 October 2014 – 8 February 2015.
Previously on display as The Grand Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, this exhibition has moved to the  Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
A significant percentage of the collection, acquired for the Kunsthalle’s Kupferstichkabinett  (Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography) by its first Director, Alfred Lichtwark (1852-1914), is on view.
The exhibition is accompanied by a complete catalogue of all the drawings in the collection, written by Jens Hoffman-Samland with the collaboration of María Cruz de Carlos Varona, Gabriele Fialdi, José Manuel Matilla, Manuela Mena and Gloria Solache, curators at the Museo del Prado.
The exhibition has been co-organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU; the Museo Nacional del Prado; the Hamburger Kunsthalle; the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica; and the Center for Spain in America.