19th Century Spanish Summers for the Bourgeoisie

The 19th century witnessed the emergence of the Spanish bourgeoisie taking their summer holidays by the sea, at a beach or spa resort, that combined health, recreation and social life. The Spanish beaches were filled with changing huts and sunbathing chairs, walkers in their fashionable clothes stylishly dressed parents sitting under umbrellas watching their children swim and many other novel phenomena that contemporary artists immortalized.

ART TALK - SEDUCTION IN SPANISH ROMANTIC ART & HISTORICAL CULTURE


In this FREE SUMMER ART TALK, Karla Darocas will explore the painting styles of several 19th c Southern Spanish Romantic artists and talk about a few of their popular cultural paintings that from an Andalusian expression allude to the modest wooing rituals of couples during their courtship.