PICASSO'S PERVASIVE MOTHER AND CHILD PAINTINGS

The most consistently reproduced subject in all of art history, especially Western art, is the theme of the Mother and Child. The earliest recorded representation and most recognised Mother and Child is the Byzantine icon of Mary and Jesus. These icon paintings were worshipped by both Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Picasso was raised Catholic and knew the emotive power of the Mother and Child image. These works throughout his life are some of my favourites. They are all different, depending on what visual form he was experimenting with. 

Let’s take a look at a couple of them and contemplate Picasso’s diverse styles added to this powerful, universal theme of Mother and Child.

THE DALI EXPERIENCE * Class * REGISTER NOW

Two Parts * No REPEATS!


DATES & TIMES

  • PART ONE / Dali & Freud / TUESDAY / September 24th / 10:30 H 
  • PART TWO / Dali & Science / THURSDAY / September 26th / 17:00 H

ROMAN ARCHES AND FISH FARMING IN XÀBIA


Architecture students can explore Roman arches still standing at the remains of a once opulent Roman village fish farm that showcased its prestige at the Punta del Arenal in Xàbia.


JUAN DE RIBERA * ARCHITECT OF EVICTION


Juan de Ribera (b1532-d1611) was the archbishop and viceroy of Valencia.

He used all of his civil and religious power to pressure Philip III towards the expulsion of the Moriscos, which was carried out in 1609.

Ribera despised the moriscos as heretics and traitors, a dislike he shared with much of Valencia's Christian populace.


FABULOUS FLAMBOYANT GOTHIC CLOISTER * CONVENT OF SANT DOMINGO


The convent of Sant Doménec or Sant Domingo is one of the most important Gothic monuments in the city of Valencia.


THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WATERY PARADISE IN GANDIA


The Alquería del Duc was a medieval fortified farmhouse built in the sixteenth century. It was bought in 1590 by Alfonso de Borja, the youngest son of the famous San Francisco de Borja, IV Duke of Gandia.


PERFECT POLYCHROME BUSTS FROM FAMOUS 17TH CENTURY SCULPTOR IN GANDIA


For students and admirers of Renaissance polychrome statues, you must visit the Museum of Santa Clara in Gandía, where you will fine two very famous and stunning polychrome busts. They were gifts offered by the X Duke of Gandía, Pascual Francisco de Borja (1653-1716) and his wife, Juana Fernández de Córdoba, when their two daughters took their vows at the Monastery of Santa Clara.


THE UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF GOYA'S MISSING SKULL

THE ENIGMA

Dionisio Fierros (1827-1894 ) was a Spanish Romantic painter who in 1849 painted a "vanitas", an allegorical still life, for the Marquis of San Adrián of Navarra.


THE TALE OF SOROLLA'S HOLIDAY HORROR IN JAVEA

Clotilde and Elena on the Rocks at Javea, 1905 - Joaquín Sorolla

It was the summer of 1905 when the talented Valencian impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla brought his family to the Port of Jávea (Playa de la Grava) for a much needed holiday.

Inspired by the cliffs of both the Cape of San Antonio and Nou, and the turquoise sparkle of the east facing sea, Sorolla explored some of his greatest impressionist experiments of capturing light and underwater movement.


GLORIOUS GANDIA



This Class explores the History of Gandia from its early beginnings through to its modern transformations by learning about its royalty, nobles, arts, crafts, trades and architectural buildings and monuments.


TRIBUTE TO TOLEDO * PART 2


TRIBUTE TO TOLEDO * PART TWO
is a presentation (lecture and slideshow) about the Renaissance - Golden Age history of Toledo explored through its cultural evolutions, arts and architecture. 
Presented by Spanish Fine Arts & Architecture Historian, 
Karla Darocas, Hons. B.A. (KarlaDarocas.com)