One more newsletter before I jump into the fray!!
What a hot summer. Wow. The hottest since records began, according to the weather services in the news
I managed to see two fabulous exhibitions at our wonderful Fine Arts Museum in Valencia, along with a few of my favourite art-loving women.
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 - 1660) was one of Spain's most intelligent and talented painters in Spanish history.
This TALK will compare two paintings by Diego Velázquez in order to discover the secrets behind his evolution and genius.
1 - one of his first paintings, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (1618), from his early years as a student in Seville. T
2 - Las Meninas or The Family of Felipe IV (1656), considered a masterpiece and the crowning achievement of his genius, painted at the end of his career.
It's been a busy summer already. I have organised a couple of fantastic art exhibitions, the highlights of which I will tell you about. I have also finished another great book for your educational pleasure.
THIS LECTURE will introduce you to Antoni Gaudi (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) and his EARLY YEARS. We will study the following works; Nau Gaudí de Mataró, Plaza Real, Güell Pavilions, El Capricho, Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Bodegas Güell & Casa Calvet