Concert: ‘Murillo Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and Song’

  BSS Concert, VIII Edition: Murillo Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and Song, Guildhall School of Music, London, Monday 23rd October, 6pm to 7pm followed by reception  The concert will be a one-hour illustrated performance titled ‘Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and Song.’ Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Professor Barry Ife, it will commemorate the 400th anniversary ofContinue reading “Concert: ‘Murillo Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and Song’”

Opens today: ‘Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle’

  Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle, Meadows Museum, Dallas, USA, September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018  Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos, in Western Spain, but spent most of his working life in Seville. Like Ribera, Zurbarán is also considered a Caravaggista (a follower of the Italian painter MichelangeloContinue reading “Opens today: ‘Zurbarán: Jacob and his Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle’”

News from the MNAC

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has made two major acquisition during the summer. At an auction held in Barcelona on 31 May 2017 they acquired a panel painting representing the Decapitation of Saint Baudilus, painted by Lluís Dalmau for the old Gothic high altarpiece in the parish church of Sant Boi de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat),Continue reading “News from the MNAC”

Featured Exhibition: The challenge of white. Goya and Esteve, portraitists to the House of Osuna

El desafío del blanco. Goya and Esteve, retratistas de la Casa de Osuna/portraitists to the House of Osuna, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Closes 1 October 2017 This displays presents for the first time in the Prado the portrait of Manuela Isidra Téllez-Girón, the future Duchess of Abrantes, which was painted in 1797 by AgustínContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: The challenge of white. Goya and Esteve, portraitists to the House of Osuna”

VIA Arts Prize, 2017 Edition

VIA Arts Prize: deadline 16th October 2017 The Embassies of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal, in collaboration with Itaú Unibanco and supported by People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London), are delighted to launch the 2017 edition of the VIA Arts Prize. In an unparalleled exchange between the UK and Latin cultures, this dedicatedContinue reading “VIA Arts Prize, 2017 Edition”

Velázquez at Kingston Lacy: Lecture by Dr Gabriele Finaldi, 21 July

Diego Velázquez, Philip IV hunting Wild Boar (La Tela Real), probably 1632-7, oil on canvas, 182 x 302 cm. The National Gallery, London, inventory no. NG197 A unique landscape by artist Diego Velázquez, painted for King Philip IV of Spain, is on loan from the National Gallery in London for the first time, and isContinue reading “Velázquez at Kingston Lacy: Lecture by Dr Gabriele Finaldi, 21 July”

Exhibition: Josefa de Óbidos, Lisbon

Josefa de Óbidos e a invenção do barroco português; Josefa de Óbidos and the invention of the Portuguese Baroque Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga 16 May – 6 September 2015 Around 130 items, including a selection of the artist’s paintings and other supporting artworks, are on display. Loans from public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, etc.Continue reading “Exhibition: Josefa de Óbidos, Lisbon”

ARTES Symposium & Lecture to celebrate 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, ARTES will be holding a Symposium & Lecture at the Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Sq, London SW1W 9AN, 3.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 28th February 2014 The symposium starts at 3.30pm and will be followed at 6.30pm by a special ARTES lecture given by Professor Fernando Marías,Continue reading “ARTES Symposium & Lecture to celebrate 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco”

Export block for Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Portrait of Don Diego, son of King Philip II of Spain (1577)

07 January 2014 A portrait of Prince Don Diego (1575 – 1582), who died at the age of seven and was the son of King Philip II of Spain, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK. Unless a matching offer of £4,250,000Continue reading “Export block for Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Portrait of Don Diego, son of King Philip II of Spain (1577)”