The Greats of Spanish Art - Velazquez, Goya, Sorolla, Picasso and Dali

500 years of Spanish art, including Diego Velazquez; the dark images of Francois Goya; the light and joy of 19th century Joaquin Sorolla; and in the 20th Century, Pablo Picasso, and the surrealist Salvador Dali, whose melting clock continues to fascinate and inspire.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE
The Original Masters

  • El Greco (1541-1614) - El Greco (the Greek) was born in Crete, trained in Venice and then settled in Spain and is known as a Spanish Master. He took painting from the flat iconic form to the humanistic vision of the Italian Renaissance to a predominantly conceptual form and was studied by Picasso centuries later.
  • Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) - The next century brought the leading Spanish Court painter Diego Velazquez, whose is regarded as a great master of Western art not just Spanish. He influenced later Spanish painters such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, but also the French Impressionist Édouard Manet described him as “the painter of painters.” Australian painter George Lambert on his early paining scholarship to Paris in 1905, commented on trying to capture the spirit of Velazquez within his work.

Darkness & Light

  • Francois Goya (1746-1828)- Francisco José de Goya is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Over his long career, Goya moved from jolly and light-hearted to deeply pessimistic. He was associated with four ruling monarchies and did tapestry cartoons, etchings and paintings.
  • Jaoquin Sorolla (1863-1923) - Joaquin Sorolla in the late 19th & early 20th centuries was a painter of portraits and landscapes as well as historical and social issues, with his images often bathed in bright sunlight. His art works celebrated Spanish themes and he recently was featured in an exhibition dedicated to his work at the National Gallery, London.

Sensations of the 20th Century

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Pablo Picasso was born in Spain but lived and worked most of his adult life in France. He was responsible for initiating the Cubist movement along with Georges Braque and produced more than 20 000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics as well as costumes and theatre sets.
  • Joan Miro (1893-1983) - Joan Miró was a Catalan painter who sought to combine his concepts of the abstract with the surreal. He was work included murals and tapestries as well as many works for public spaces as well we paintings and lithographs.
  • Salvador Dali (1904-1989) - Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali is likely best known for his 1931painting The Persistence of Memory, with its melting clock. Trained at an academy in Madrid, in the 1920s he went to Paris and interacted with artists such Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of Spanish art from the 16th to 20the centuries.
  2. Engage with the social & historical influences on Spanish art within the period.
  3. Recognise the names of a number of Spanish artists and their contributions to the artistic period of their time and their significant enduring influence to artists both within and outside Spain for following generations.
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