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.

Three new acquisitions on show at the Prado Museum

Three important new acquisitions are temporarily on display at the Prado Museum in Madrid: Saint John the Baptist in a Landscape, an oil on copper by Juan Bautista Maíno (1581–1649), strongly influenced by the artist’s Roman period. The copper plate for a print portraying an auto da fé in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, engraved by in 1680 by Flemish artistContinue reading “Three new acquisitions on show at the Prado Museum”

Marvel or monster? Madrid’s Torres Colón to become protected architectural heritage

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”

ARTES Glendinning Lecture: Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán, ‘The Spanish Patrimonio Nacional and the new Museum of Royal Collections at the Royal Palace in Madrid,’ Instituto Cervantes, London, 22 March 2018, 7pm

ARTES Glendinning Lecture: Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán, ‘The Spanish Patrimonio Nacional and the new Museum of Royal Collections at the Royal Palace in Madrid,’ Instituto Cervantes, London, 22 March 2018, 7pm

Doctoral Studentship for Spanish Architecture at the University of Warwick

The university of Warwick is offering a Doctoral Studentship to a UK/EU candidate, focusing on ‘Petrifying Wealth: Religious buildings in Zamora, 11th-13th Centuries: building processes, forms and functions’ Outline of the project  The construction of churches or church buildings is obviously as old as the dominance of Christianity in Western societies. The petrification of ecclesiastical wealth,Continue reading “Doctoral Studentship for Spanish Architecture at the University of Warwick”

Closing Soon: Zuloaga en el París de la Belle Époque, 1889-1914

The art of Ignacio Zuloaga (Eibar 1870–1945 Madrid) is often associated with Romantic ideas of Spain’s Black Legend. This exhibition aims to show the painter in a different light, focusing on his connections with the innovations of Belle Époque Paris. The exhibition illuminates the Symbolist milieu in which the Spanish painter moved during his several staysContinue reading “Closing Soon: Zuloaga en el París de la Belle Époque, 1889-1914”

Research Seminar: Aparencia y razón en el reinado de Felipe III. Las artes y la arquitectura al servicio de un nuevo gusto, 29 November-1 December 2017, Madrid

Los últimos veinticinco años han conocido una notable renovación y ampliación de las investigaciones centradas en aspectos diversos del reinado de Felipe III (1598-1621), especialmente, en lo que respecta al estudio del valimiento de Lerma y su influencia cortesana, política y cultural. Se han revisado, además, múltiples cuestiones de la política exterior de la MonarquíaContinue reading “Research Seminar: Aparencia y razón en el reinado de Felipe III. Las artes y la arquitectura al servicio de un nuevo gusto, 29 November-1 December 2017, Madrid”

ARTES Coll&Cortes travel scholarship report: Ana Dias, PhD Candidate at Durham University

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”