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Research Seminar Series organised by Durham University's Zurbarán Centre with the ARTES Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture Group in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in London
13 January 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manuel Borja Villel has been director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) since 2008, where, to date, he has programmed a vast range of exhibitions.
19 January 2022
This seminar will explore the work of one of Spain’s most important fin-de-siècle painters. It will take the format of three short presentations followed by a roundtable discussion.
- Daniel Sobrino Ralston (National Gallery, London), ‘Sorolla and Emulation’.
- Gail Turner Mooney (Independent Scholar), ‘Sorolla and his Letters’.
- Claudia Hopkins (Durham University), ‘Sorolla at the Alhambra’.
The session will be moderated by Piers Baker-Bates, chair of ARTES.
26 January 2022
Scholars have identified Esencia de verbena, a short film depicting Madrid’s summer fairs (verbenas) by Ernesto Giménez Caballero, as a Surrealist-inflected film. The film’s fast-paced cuts, inventive perspectives, and innovative montages demonstrate the director’s engagement with the international avant-garde, and more specifically, Surrealism.
02 February 2022
Using the early modern notion of ingenuity (ingenio, in Spanish) as a vantage point, this paper will explore a number of interconnected themes associated with the practice of painting – matters of technique, in particular– in seventeenth-century Spain
09 February 2022
This two-day online event will further explore the prolific production of images of Spanish landscapes, monuments, and people by artists David Roberts and Genaro Pérez Villaamil.
24 February 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
25 February 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Planta mediana de segunda clase su lonxitud poco más de baxa y media Dorso: Achotillo"
Signature DIV. III B-539
18th century Temple on paper
09 March 2022
This research talk considers enconchados, artworks that combine oil painting and mother-of-pearl inlay, created by such artists as Miguel González and others in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in New Spain.
16 March 2022
23 March 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM