The work of Winslow Homer will feature in a bonus lecture.
-What. Two main lectures that will focus on the works housed inside Madrid’s famous Museo del Prado and a bonus lecture on Winslow Homer.
-When. The Fuengirola lecture is on the 14th of October at 4.30pm in the Salon Varieties Theatre, phone 664160652 for details. The Nerja one follows the next day at 6pm at the Cultural Centre, phone 952523457 for more information. The Homer lecture is on the 15th as well at 10.30am in Mijas at the Danish Club, ring 952590550.
-Tickets. Tickets are ten euros for each lecture and free for DFAS members except the Homer lecture which costs members eight euros.
A lecture entitled ‘Treasures of the Prado” will visit both Fuengirola and Nerja this month with lecturer Dr. Colin J. Bailey informing attendees on the vast collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
The museum is considered the definitive collection in Spain and has art spanning from the 12th to the 19th century. Its collection, built from the formerly-private royal collection, houses some of the best examples of Flemish and Italian art in the World
Bailey, a University of Nottingham PHD graduate and former head of Humanities at Edinburgh College of Art, will focus his lecture on the museum’s origins in royal patronage and on its most revered pieces such as Titian’s work for Spanish royalty, Flemish artists like van Eyke and van Dyck and paintings by Raphael, Goya, Rubens and Bosch.
There will also be an extra lecture in Mijas which will concentrate on the work of Winslow Homer, who famously depicted in art the US Civil War and established himself as one of the finest oil landscape painters.