New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020

Obras maestras de la colección Valdés, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, 7 October 2020 – 1 February 2021. The first exhibition devoted to the art collection of the Bilbao businessman Félix Fernández-Valdés (1895- 1976), 4 of whose paintings entered the Prado’s collection after his death and others are now distributed around other public and privateContinue reading “New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020”

Maius Workshop Meeting: ‘Nature’, 15 June, 6pm (online workshop and call for work-in-progress presentations)

From the Maius Workshop: Join us on Zoom at 6:00 pm (London) on 15 June 2020 for the Maius Workshop’s second online event. Please click here to join (please note you will be asked to register and download Zoom, so we recommend you sign up in advance). You can use your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhoneContinue reading “Maius Workshop Meeting: ‘Nature’, 15 June, 6pm (online workshop and call for work-in-progress presentations)”

Documentary: ‘Titian: Behind Closed Doors’ now on BBC iPlayer

In the winter of 1550 the most famous painter in Europe came face to face with the most powerful man on earth. What emerged from this encounter between Prince Philip of Spain and the Renaissance master Titian is seen as one of the most extraordinary commissions in all of Western art history. Given almost totalContinue reading “Documentary: ‘Titian: Behind Closed Doors’ now on BBC iPlayer”

CANCELLED: ARTES Event: Self-Guided Tours of the National Gallery Exhibitions: Artemisia and Titian, Thursday 23 April 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Thursday 23 April 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 am The National Gallery, London You are cordially invited to self-guided tours of Artemisia and Titian. ARTES members will be able to access both exhibitions free of charge during the event (7 spaces are available). 9:00 am            Entry via the Sainsbury Wing to the Artemisia exhibition (accessible viaContinue reading “CANCELLED: ARTES Event: Self-Guided Tours of the National Gallery Exhibitions: Artemisia and Titian, Thursday 23 April 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 am”

Featured Exhibition: Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored, Hugh Lane Room, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, until 30 August 2020

Six remarkable paintings by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), have been conserved and researched at the National Gallery of Ireland. They depict the parable of the Prodigal Son. Fascinating details uncovered during the conservation project and a number of related prints will be displayed alongside the series,Continue reading “Featured Exhibition: Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored, Hugh Lane Room, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, until 30 August 2020”

Several spaces still available for the ‘Bomberg and Spain’ discussion with exhibition curator Richard Cork at the National Gallery on Tuesday 25 February, 10:05 to 11 am [RSVP by Friday 21st]

You are cordially invited to an informal study morning in the exhibition Young Bomberg and the Old Masters (27 November 2019 – 1 March 2020) 10:05 am             Meet at the exhibition in Gallery 1 (accessible via the Getty Entrance to the right of the main portico on Trafalgar Square). Self-led tour of the exhibitionContinue reading “Several spaces still available for the ‘Bomberg and Spain’ discussion with exhibition curator Richard Cork at the National Gallery on Tuesday 25 February, 10:05 to 11 am [RSVP by Friday 21st]”

ARTES Members’ Event: Discussion on Bomberg and Spain, The National Gallery, London, 25 February 2020, 10:05–11:00am (RSVP by 21 February)

You are cordially invited to an informal study morning in the exhibition Young Bomberg and the Old Masters (27 November 2019 – 1 March 2020) 10:05 am             Meet at the exhibition in Gallery 1 (accessible via the Getty Entrance to the right of the main portico on Trafalgar Square). Self-led tour of the exhibitionContinue reading “ARTES Members’ Event: Discussion on Bomberg and Spain, The National Gallery, London, 25 February 2020, 10:05–11:00am (RSVP by 21 February)”

Closing Soon: ‘Goya, génie d’avant-garde, le maître et son école’, Agen, France, until 10 February 2020

The City of Agen and its Fine Arts Museum, located between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the South-west of France, will present, over the winter of 2019–2020, an outstanding exhibition with a fresh and unexpected view on Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) and his work. Through a selection of works in several media (paintings, drawings,Continue reading “Closing Soon: ‘Goya, génie d’avant-garde, le maître et son école’, Agen, France, until 10 February 2020”

Lunchtime Talk: Akemi Herráez Vossbrink, ‘Zurbarán: A global perspective’, National Gallery, London, 4 November 2019

Monday, 4 November 2019, 1–1.45 pm, doors open at 12.30 pm, Sainsbury Wing Theatre The National Gallery holds one of the finest paintings collections by the Spanish 17th–century artist Francisco de Zurbarán in the world. They have also recently acquired a painting by his son, Juan. Zurbarán lived in Seville, the main European port toContinue reading “Lunchtime Talk: Akemi Herráez Vossbrink, ‘Zurbarán: A global perspective’, National Gallery, London, 4 November 2019”

Lecture: Isabelle Kent, ‘“The aura of popularity”: Collecting Murillo in Britain and Ireland’, The Wallace Collection Lecture Theatre, London, Monday, 30 September 2019, 5.30pm