Hijo del Laocoonte. Alonso Berruguete y la Antigüedad pagana, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, until 5 November 2017 This is the first exhibition to explore the ‘pagan soul’ of sixteenth century sculptor Alonso Berruguete. The exhibition focuses on his fascination with the works of antiquity, which he saw on his sojourn in Italy between aboutContinue reading “Featured exhibition: Son of Laocoön. Alonso Berruguete and Pagan Antiquity”
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”
The Detroit Institute of Arts Museum has acquired a Virgin and Child by Luis Salvador Carmona (1709-1767). The work was created in response to a commission of c.1750-51 “from the brotherhood attached to the Royal Tapestry Factory, Madrid, […] for their chapel.”
Master Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela Madrid, Museo del Prado, Villanueva Building The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen works that were removed in the past from their original location (the west façade and choir of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela) and are now housed inContinue reading “Madrid: Master Mateo at the Prado”
Sculpture in the City City of London July 2016 to May 2017 15 large-scale public sculptures by artists including the Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa’s Laura (2013), one of his female portraits symbolising the state of dreaming and aspiration (shown near ‘the Gherkin’); and four works from Peruvian-born Lizi Sánchez’s abstract Cadenetas series (2016) of smallContinue reading “Sculpture in the City (Londo)”
Joana Vasconcelos: Lafite Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 15 June – 23 October 2016 Major new addition to Waddesdon’s contemporary art collection, and part of its programme to work with contemporary artists. A pair of sculptures by Joana Vasconcelos has been installed on the North Front. In the form of a giant pair of candlesticks madeContinue reading “Joana Vasconcelos at Waddesdon Manor”
Joaquím Gomis: Fundición Gimeno/Gimeno Foundry Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona 10 May – 18 September 2016 Photographic exhibition focussing on the development of Catalan sculpture from the 1900s to the 1940s, including a series of images taken by Gomis (1902-1991) of his friend Miró’s visits to the Barcelona-based Gimeno foundry between 1944 and 1949, where theContinue reading “Joaquím Gomis, Barcelona”
Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). Buscando la luz Museo Regional de Arte Moderna (MURAM), Cartagena 20 May – 30 August 2016 Exhibition of some 40 works by the Basque sculptor, in alabaster, iron and other materials, displayed alongside his drawings, prints and collages.
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2017 Conference Chicago, 30 March – 1 April 2017 Call for Papers: The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain and the New World The history of sculpture has, particularly with regard to the early modern period, been dominated by studies on marble and bronze, materials that are at theContinue reading “CfP: The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain and the New World”
John Singer Sargent and Spanish Prosessional Sculpture: Photographs at the V&A by Chloe Sharpe Link to the V&A blog post about its John Singer Sargent collection of photographs.