TOMORROW: Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar Series | Dr Juan Ricardo Rey-Márquez (Buenos Aires), ‘Simulated Nature: Colour and texture in the eighteenth-century botanical drawings of José Celestino Mutis and his circle’, 9 March, 6.00 PM (GMT)

We are pleased to announce the sixth seminar of our Research Seminar Series: 9 March, 6.00 PM (GMT), Dr Juan Ricardo Rey-Márquez (Buenos Aires), ‘Simulated Nature: Colour and texture in the eighteenth-century botanical drawings of José Celestino Mutis and his circle‘ Abstract: During the last quarter of the 18th century, the Spanish crown sponsored several expeditions throughoutContinue reading “TOMORROW: Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar Series | Dr Juan Ricardo Rey-Márquez (Buenos Aires), ‘Simulated Nature: Colour and texture in the eighteenth-century botanical drawings of José Celestino Mutis and his circle’, 9 March, 6.00 PM (GMT)”

Zurbarán Centre-ARTES Online Seminar Series | Colonial Latin America and Materiality 

Jointly organised by Durham University’s Zurbarán Centre, the ARTES Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group and the Instituto Cervantes, this live online seminar series provides an open forum for engaging with innovative research relating to the visual arts in the Hispanic world. The forthcoming three seminars focus on colonial Latin America and materiality.  9Continue reading “Zurbarán Centre-ARTES Online Seminar Series | Colonial Latin America and Materiality “

TONIGHT: Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar | José Ramón Marcaida, Painters’ artimañas. Ingenuity and technique in the age of Velázquez, 9 February 2022, 6.00 PM

A brief reminder that the fifth seminar of our 2022 online Research Seminar Series will take place today at 6.00 PM, UK time.    José Ramón Marcaida, Painters’ artimañas. Ingenuity and technique in the age of Velázquez Using the early modern notion of ingenuity (ingenio, in Spanish) as a vantage point, this paper will explore a number of interconnectedContinue reading “TONIGHT: Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar | José Ramón Marcaida, Painters’ artimañas. Ingenuity and technique in the age of Velázquez, 9 February 2022, 6.00 PM”

TONIGHT: Zurbarán Centre-ARTES Seminar | Dr. Maite Barragán, Surrealism and Essentialism in Giménez Caballero’s Esencia de Verbena, 2 February 2022, 6.00 PM

A brief reminder that the fourth seminar of our 2022 online Research Seminar Series will take place today at 6.00 PM, UK time.    Dr. Maite Barragán, Assistant Professor, (Albright College), Surrealism and Essentialism in Giménez Caballero’s Esencia de Verbena This paper presents how Esencia de verbena also used aesthetic choices to convey an ambiguous political message that become clear whenContinue reading “TONIGHT: Zurbarán Centre-ARTES Seminar | Dr. Maite Barragán, Surrealism and Essentialism in Giménez Caballero’s Esencia de Verbena, 2 February 2022, 6.00 PM”

Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar Series | Joaquín Sorolla in perspective – 26 January 2022, 6.00 PM

We are pleased to announce that the third seminar of our 2022 online Research Seminar Series will take place on Wednesday 26 January at 6.00 PM, UK time.    Joaquín Sorolla in pespective This seminar will explore the work of one of Spain’s most important fin-de-siècle painters. It will take the format of three shortContinue reading “Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar Series | Joaquín Sorolla in perspective – 26 January 2022, 6.00 PM”

TODAY 6:00 PM – Zurbaran Centre/ARTES Seminar Series | Museum Director’s Lecture: Manuel Borja Villel (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Towards a Situated Museum 

A brief reminder that the second seminar of our 2022 online Research Seminar Series will take place today at 6.00 PM, UK time.    The Instituto Cervantes Museum Director Lecture:  Dr Manuel Borja-Villel, Towards a Situated Museum Dr Manuel Borja Villel has been director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid since 2008.Continue reading “TODAY 6:00 PM – Zurbaran Centre/ARTES Seminar Series | Museum Director’s Lecture: Manuel Borja Villel (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Towards a Situated Museum “

Zurbaran Centre/ARTES Seminar Series | Carolina Miguel Arroyo (Museo del Romanticismo), National Museum of Romanticism. New approaches and challenges in studies of Spanish art, 13 January 2022, 6.00 PM

We are pleased to announce that the first seminar of our 2022 online Research Seminar Series will take place on Thursday, 13 January at 6.00 PM, UK time.    The Instituto Cervantes Museum Director Lecture: Dr Carolina Miguel Arroyo: “The National Museum of Romanticism. New approaches and challenges in studies of Spanish art” Over theContinue reading “Zurbaran Centre/ARTES Seminar Series | Carolina Miguel Arroyo (Museo del Romanticismo), National Museum of Romanticism. New approaches and challenges in studies of Spanish art, 13 January 2022, 6.00 PM”

Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar, 15 December, 6.00 PM | Book presentation: Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021

. We are pleased to announce that the eighth seminar of our autumn online Research Seminar Series will take place on Wednesday, 15 December at 6.00 PM, UK time:    Book presentation, Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021.  . Dr Laura Fernández-González, SeniorContinue reading “Zurbaran Centre-ARTES Seminar, 15 December, 6.00 PM | Book presentation: Philip II of Spain and the Architecture of Empire by Laura Fernández González, Penn State University Press, 2021”

TONIGHT: ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series | Andy Beresford, St Barbara, the Severed Breast, and the Problem of Pious Pornography

We are pleased to announce that the seventh seminar of our autumn online Research Seminar Series will take place tonight, Wednesday, 1 December at 6.00 PM, UK time: Andy Beresford (Durham University), St Barbara, the Severed Breast, and the Problem of Pious Pornography In recent years critics have argued that hagiography provides a doctrinally licitContinue reading “TONIGHT: ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series | Andy Beresford, St Barbara, the Severed Breast, and the Problem of Pious Pornography”

TONIGHT: ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series | Javier Ortiz Echagüe (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos), Charles Clifford in Madrid. Dreams of Modernity, 6pm GMT

We are pleased to announce that the sixth seminar of our autumn online Research Seminar Series will take place tonight, Wednesday, 24 November at 6.00 PM, UK time:    In 1850, the Welsh photographer Charles Clifford settled in Madrid, where he lived until his death in 1863. During this period he developed an extensive workContinue reading “TONIGHT: ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series | Javier Ortiz Echagüe (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos), Charles Clifford in Madrid. Dreams of Modernity, 6pm GMT”