Featured Exhibition: La España de Laurent (1856–1886). Un paseo fotográfico por la historia, Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, until 31 March 2019

Jean Laurent, known in Spain as Juan Laurent, is a fundamental figure in the history of Spanish photography and one of the pioneers of the medium in Europe. Born in Burgundy, Laurent moved to Madrid from Paris in 1844. In 1856 he opened a studio at 39 Carrera de San Jerónimo, previously the address ofContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: La España de Laurent (1856–1886). Un paseo fotográfico por la historia, Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, until 31 March 2019”

Featured Exhibition: Drawings by Rosario Weiss

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, until 22 April 2018 This exhibition features more than a hundred drawings by Rosario Weiss (Madrid, 1814‒1843) as well as a few prints and paintings. It sets out to show the work of an outstanding draughtswoman who is better known for her relationship with Francisco de Goya (1746‒1828) than for her artistic career. WeissContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Drawings by Rosario Weiss”

Forthcoming publication: Nigel Glendinning, Goya and His Critics, new edited edition

Nigel Glendinning (1929-2013) is remembered for his perceptive writings on Goya and for the range of his knowledge on the art and literature of 18th century Spain. He had a distinguished academic career at the universities of Southampton, Trinity College Dublin, and Queen Mary University of London. He was a Corresponding Member of the RealContinue reading “Forthcoming publication: Nigel Glendinning, Goya and His Critics, new edited edition”

El legado de al-Ándalus: Las antigüedades árabes en los dibujos de la Academia (Madrid)

Exhibition El legado de al-Ándalus: Las antigüedades árabes en los dibujos de la Academia Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Madrid 22 September – 8 December 2015 Includes 175 works, the majority drawings along with six paintings and various prints from the Academy’s collections which illustrate Moorish antiquities from Andalucia. Online catalogue, byContinue reading “El legado de al-Ándalus: Las antigüedades árabes en los dibujos de la Academia (Madrid)”

ARTES visit to Madrid, 28-29 January 2014

We have been kindly invited by Deputy Director of the Prado and ARTES member Gabriele Finaldi to visit the current exhibition in Madrid on Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV.  Javier Portús, Chief Curator of Spanish Painting and Curator of the exhibition will kindly take us on a private tour on Tuesday 28th JanuaryContinue reading “ARTES visit to Madrid, 28-29 January 2014”