Undergraduate Course: Discovering Spanish Art (LLLA07083)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||What do Velázquez, Goya, Fortuny, Gaudí, Picasso and other Spanish artists have in common? This course offers a stimulating survey of the arts in Spain, from El Greco in Toledo to the avant-garde artists in 20th-century Barcelona. In discussions of works of art and architecture, we will interrogate the idea of ¿Spanishness¿ in Iberian art.
2. Visit to the National Gallery of Scotland: from El Greco to Velázquez
3. Velázquez at the court of Madrid
4. Religious Cycles: Zurbarán and Murillo
5. Art and Architecture in Bourbon Spain
6. Goya in the Twilight of the Enlightenment
7. The 19th Century from Goya to Impressionism
8. Catalan Modernisme (Gaudí)
9. The Spanish avant-garde
10. Picasso¿s Guernica
11. Unseen assessment & credit essay workshop.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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| ¿ understand the development of the arts in Spain in the greater context of Western art history
¿ understand the concept of ¿Spanishness¿ in relation to the arts in Spain
¿ have in-depth knowledge of the most prominent works by key artists/architects, such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Gaudi and Picasso
¿ be able to consider Spanish art within the wider historical context
¿ be able to analyse and interpret a work of art, using the appropriate art historical vocabulary
¿ be able to engage critically with the scholarship on the subject
Brigstocke, Hugh. 1993 Italian and Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland (second edition).
Ades, Dawn. 1982. Dali, London: Thames and Hudson
Carr, Raymond. 2000. Spain: a History, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1998. Velázquez, The Technique of Genius, London: Yale University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1995. Kings and Connoisseurs, New Haven, London: Yale University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1986. Velázquez. Courtier and Painter, New Haven, London: Yale University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1991. The Golden Age of Painting in Spain 1500-1700, New Haven, London: Yale University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1990. Spanish painting of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries, Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brown, Jonathan. 1996. Picasso and the Spanish tradition, New Haven, London: Yale University Press.
Clarke, M. (ed.). 1996. Velázquez in Seville, Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland.
Cowling, Elizabeth. 2002. Picasso style and meaning, London: Phaidon.
Davies, D. 1989. El Greco, Mystery and Illumination, Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland.
Harris, Derek. 2005. The Spanish avant-garde, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Tomlinson, Janis. 1999. Francisco Goya y Lucientes, London: Phaidon Press.
Stratton, Suzanne. 1994. The Immaculate Conception in Spanish Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Stratton, Suzanne. 2002. The Cambridge Companion to Velázquez, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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