Featured Exhibition: La España de Laurent (1856–1886). Un paseo fotográfico por la historia, Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, until 31 March 2019

Jean Laurent, known in Spain as Juan Laurent, is a fundamental figure in the history of Spanish photography and one of the pioneers of the medium in Europe. Born in Burgundy, Laurent moved to Madrid from Paris in 1844. In 1856 he opened a studio at 39 Carrera de San Jerónimo, previously the address ofContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: La España de Laurent (1856–1886). Un paseo fotográfico por la historia, Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, until 31 March 2019”

Maius Workshop Meeting: Alex Letvin, ‘Baroque Rivals? Zurbarán and Murillo Between Seville and Madrid’

The next meeting of the Maius Workshop will take place on 18 February, 5–6pm, in the Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9EW (*Please note the change of address). Alex Letvin, Andrew W. Mellon and Maude de Schauensee Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the Department of European Painting and Sculpture at the Philadelphia MuseumContinue reading “Maius Workshop Meeting: Alex Letvin, ‘Baroque Rivals? Zurbarán and Murillo Between Seville and Madrid’”

200 Years of the Museo del Prado, 1819–2019

On 19 November 1819 Ferdinand VII of Spain inaugurated the Museo Real de Pinturas. Over the following two centuries, the new institution would turn into the Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the world’s most visited museums with an unparalleled collection of around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures. The Museum will celebrateContinue reading “200 Years of the Museo del Prado, 1819–2019”

Conference: Las mujeres y las artes en la corte española, Madrid, 20–22 February 2019, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

Programme MIÉRCOLES, 20 DE FEBRERO 09:30 Registro de participantes 10:00 Inauguración. Jaime M. de los Santos. Consejero de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte. Comunidad de Madrid. Presentación.  Miguel Luque. Decano de la Facultad. MESA I. MUJERES PROTAGONISTAS DE LAS ARTES. MODERA FÉLIX DÍAZ MORENO (UCM) 10:30 Plautilla Bricci: cronaca di un oblio. Consuelo Lollobrigida (Univ. ofContinue reading “Conference: Las mujeres y las artes en la corte española, Madrid, 20–22 February 2019, Universidad Complutense, Madrid”

Featured exhibition: ‘La hija del Virrey. El mundo femenino novohispano en el siglo XVII’, Museo de América, Madrid, until 3 March

Curated by Andrés Gutiérrez Usillos, this exhibition focuses on an anonymous portrait of c. 1670. The work represents Doña María Luisa de Toledo, daughter of the Marquis of Mancera, Viceroy of New Spain, accompanied by a tattooed Indigenous woman. The show explores the world of the women portrayed in the painting, for example by reconstructing DoñaContinue reading “Featured exhibition: ‘La hija del Virrey. El mundo femenino novohispano en el siglo XVII’, Museo de América, Madrid, until 3 March”

Workshop: Transatlantic Spain: the Afro-Hispanic Experience of Slavery and Freedom (15th–19th centuries), Birkbeck, University of London, 6 July 2018

This international workshop aims to contribute to the visibilization of enslaved and free peoples of Afro-Hispanic descent, by exploring their representation in the visual and literary regimes of early modern Spain and the New World, and to generate critical insights into the articulation of slave subjectivities. This gathering, supported by CILAVS, the Centre of IberianContinue reading “Workshop: Transatlantic Spain: the Afro-Hispanic Experience of Slavery and Freedom (15th–19th centuries), Birkbeck, University of London, 6 July 2018”

Featured Exhibition: Descubriendo a Luis Masson, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, until 26 August

As part of the 20thanniversary edition of the mass photography display of contemporary and historic works, PHotoESPAÑA (6 June-26 August 2018, venues across Madrid, Barcelona and in Valencia), the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid will open an exhibition Descubriendo a Luis Masson commemorating the work of the French 19th-century photographer Luis Masson (born 1825), who produced aContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Descubriendo a Luis Masson, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, until 26 August”

Workshop: Nuevos caminos del hispanismo, 16–17 October 2018, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid

Click here for more information on a three-day residential workshop at the Casa Velázquez in Madrid. Intended for young researchers, the workshop will explore new currents in Hispanic studies. It is organised around a series of lectures by the following scholars: Carlos MARTÍNEZ SHAW (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid / Real Academia deContinue reading “Workshop: Nuevos caminos del hispanismo, 16–17 October 2018, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid”

Opens today: Dibujos de Luis Paret (1746-1799) at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid

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”

Closing this week: ‘Sorolla y la moda’, Museo Sorolla and Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Collection, Madrid

The exhibition Sorolla y la moda closes on 27 May at the Museo Sorolla in Madrid. Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, it investigates the connections between Sorolla’s painting and fashion between 1890 and the 1920s. Click here and here to find out more.