Beyond the Golden Age: Art in 18th- & 19th- century Spain
9 - 23 Oct 2017
Full course: £100.00
Per session: £40.00
Study Course Lecturer:
The coming of the Bourbons following the death of the last Habsburg King in 1700 brought a complete change of mood and taste in Spain. The Bourbons introduced sophisticated French and Italian art and architecture, encouraging grand palace building and ambitious decorative schemes, as well as lighter subject matter. The Bourbons founded the Royal Academy of San Fernando to educate young native Spanish architects, sculptors and painters in these new tastes. Goya, sometimes labelled the first modern artist as well as the last of the ‘Old Masters’, was the giant of the age. He began by painting tapestry designs for royal palaces, and went on to become the country’s leading portrait artist. His output over a long career also included satirical graphic works, political paintings and his own very personal ‘Black paintings’. Following Goya and after the Peninsular Wars, 19th-century Spanish painting fell more into line with contemporary European Neo-classicism and Romanticism. Ingres-style portraits and academic history painting and Courbet-influenced naturalistic landscapes became the norm. The great exception was Joaquín Sorolla whose love of sunlight and bright colours gave life and sparkle to Spanish painting and reflected a renewed optimism in Spain as it entered the 20th century.
Short Study Course Sessions:
i. Bourbon Spain, art and architecture
ii. Goya: portraits
iv. 19th-century Spainish art
Short Study Course Location:
Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
Please note that one or more sessions may be at another location if for example they involve a gallery visit. This will be indicated in the session details.
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Each Short Course is made up of three sessions, and each session normally consists of two fifty-minute lectures with a short refreshments break in the middle. While it makes most sense to attend the full course, it is also possible to book individual sessions only. Study Notes and suggestions for further reading will be provided.
Art Pursuits Abroad Art History Short Courses are generally held at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The nearest tube station is Russell Square. We know that the chairs, whilst beautifully designed, are not the most comfortable, so do bring a cushion for padding.
Numbers are normally limited to a maximum of 70 participants or less per Short Course to ensure a personal atmosphere conducive to interactive learning with pleasure.
Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Bookings are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.
How to Book:
You can book on-line or ring us on 01280 820521 (we can take a card payment over the phone) or write to us - see our address details below.
Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Booking payments are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.
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An on-line booking may be cancelled within 7 days of the booking being made and the associated on-line payment will be refunded less an administration charge. We would need to be informed of the cancellation in writing within the 7 day period. Our normal booking terms and conditions will also apply.
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