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RECORDING: Madeleine Haddon (University Of Edinburgh), ‘The Cuban Maja: La Mulata In The Work Of Victor Patricio Landaluze’, Online talk for the Research Seminar Series organized by ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art

In advance of tomorrow’s final lecture in the ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Online Seminar Series, please find the recording of Madeleine Haddon’s talk, ‘The Cuban Maja: La Mulata In The Work Of Victor Patricio Landaluze’, delivered on March 24th, 2021.

This talk is part of a series of 12 research seminars, many of which will also be recorded and available on the ARTES site. Please click here for more information on the seminar series.

Please join us for the final talk in the series tomorrow, March 31st, 6-7pm. The talk will be delivered by Laura Fernández-González (University Of Lincoln), and is titled ‘Conventual Possessions In The Iberian World: Inventories In Comparative Perspective’.

The series is free and open to all with an interest in the visual arts. Booking is essential. Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link. Please note registration closes 24 hours before the seminar.

NIGEL GLENDINNING LECTURE: Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University), “All Roads Lead to the Plaza de Palacio: Architecture and Ceremony in Habsburg Madrid”, 17 March, 6-7pm, via Zoom

An annual event in honour of the great Hispanist Nigel Glendinning, organised by ARTES and the Instituto Cervantes. Part of the twelve-part seminar series hosted by ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre at Durham University.

17th March 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Used by people of all classes and fronted by the architectural seat of imperial government, the Plaza de Palacio was the preeminent space of power in Habsburg Madrid. In the 1670s, during the regency of Mariana of Austria, it was lined with arcades and adorned with sculpture. This talk explores the plaza’s design within the context of late seventeenth-century European urbanism, demonstrating that its transformation reflects Madrid’s evolving image as the capital of an empire.

Jesús Escobar is Associate Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago. He arrived at Northwestern in 2008 and chaired the Department of Art History for seven years between 2010 and 2018. He is a scholar of art, architecture, and urbanism in early modern Spain and the larger Spanish Habsburg world. His first book, The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid (Cambridge University Press, 2003; paperback, 2009), explored the interchange of architecture and politics in the evolution of Madrid from a secondary city of Castile to the seat of a global empire in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The book won the Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies and was published in a Spanish-language edition in 2008 by Editorial Nerea. His second book, Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and the Spanish Monarchy (Penn State University Press, forthcoming in 2022), examines government buildings and public spaces built and shaped between 1620 and 1700 from local, regional, and global vantage points. Other recent and ongoing projects consider the monastery-palace of El Escorial, transatlantic Renaissance and Baroque religious architecture in the Spanish Empire, and the historiography of seventeenth-century architecture in Spain. With Michael Schreffler of the University of Notre Dame, he is at work on another book tentatively titled Architecture in the Spanish World, 1500 to 1800.

Booking is essential. Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link.

Please click here for more information about the ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre seminar series.

Image: Nicolas Guérard I, after Felipe Pallota, Aspecto del Real Palacio de Madrid, 4 de Marzo de 1704, The British Museum, no. 1859,0514.341.104, ©The Trustees of the British Museum.

TONIGHT: Jonathan Ruffer (The Auckland Project), ‘Juan Bautista Maíno – A Great Artist At The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland’, ARTES and Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series, 6-7pm

Booking is essential. Email Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk to register and to receive a zoom link.

More information: http://www.dur.ac.uk/zurbaran/news-events/events

RECORDING: Yarí Pérez Marín, ‘Illustrating medical treatment in colonial Latin America’. Online talk for the Research Seminar Series organized by ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art

Recording of a talk delivered online on January 27th, 2021 as part of the research seminar series organized by Durham University’s Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art with ARTES Iberian & Visual Culture Group, with the collaboration of Instituto Cervantes in the UK

This talk was delivered as part of a series of 12 research seminars, many of which will also be recorded and available on the ARTES site.

The weekly sessions usually take place on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00pm, except the fourth session scheduled for Tuesday, 2 February. The talks last ca. 40 minutes and are followed by Q&A.

The series is free and open to all with an interest in the visual arts. Booking is essential. Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link. Please note registration closes 24 hours before the seminar.

Please click here for more details

RECORDING: Piers Baker-Bates, ‘”In the Spanish Fashion”: An Italian-Spanish Cultural Relationship Reconsidered’. Online talk for the Research Seminar Series organized by ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art

Recording of Piers Baker-Bates’ talk delivered online on January 13th, 2021, as part of the research seminar series organized by Durham University’s Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art with ARTES Iberian & Visual Culture Group, with the collaboration of Instituto Cervantes in the UK

This is the first in a series of 12 seminars, many of which will also be recorded and available on the ARTES site.

The weekly sessions usually take place on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00pm, except the fourth session scheduled for Tuesday, 2 February. The talks last ca. 40 minutes and are followed by Q&A.

The series is free and open to all with an interest in the visual arts. Booking is essential. Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link. Please note registration closes 24 hours before the seminar.

Please click here for more information.

ONLINE SEMINAR TONIGHT: The Cloister of Segovia Cathedral: Dislocation, Inheritance and Critique, 6-7:30 pm

Cloister door interior, image: https://www.sahgb.org.uk/whatson/seminar1

In tonight’s talk, Costanza Beltrami explores the long history of the cloister of Segovia cathedral. Shifting the analysis from the cloister’s construction to its conception and relocation, she will discuss such issues as collaboration, competition and conservation.

Please click here for more information and to register.

ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre at Durham University present a 12-week online seminar series, including the annual Glendinning Lecture

We are very pleased to announce that the Zurbarán Centre has teamed up with ARTES Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group to organise an exciting 12-week online Research Seminar Series starting on 13 January and running through to 31 March 2021. It provides a forum for engaging with the latest research by national and international scholars who specialise in Iberian and Latin American art and visual culture. The topics are rich and diverse, ranging from Nasrid architecture to twentieth-century art writing on Afro-Brazilian art.

The series also incorporates the prestigious annual Glendinning Lecture in honour of the eminent Hispanist Nigel Glendinning, organised by ARTES with the Instituto Cervantes. The lecture will be given by Professor Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University, Chicago), who will be speaking on ‘All Roads Lead to the Plaza de Palacio: Architecture and Ceremony in Habsburg Madrid’ (17 March).

Furthermore a special seminar (3 March) will be devoted to the collection of the new Spanish Gallery, due to open in Bishop Auckland in the summer of 2021. The series is free and open to anyone interested in the visual arts.

Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link. Please note registration closes 24 hours before the seminar.closes 24 hours in advance of each seminar. Click here for

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