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Beyond The Eye
1 Jul 2020 - 15 Sep 2020|
The Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Spain is proud to present of our series of webinars: ‘Beyond The Eye’. Exploring Spanish Art History. The aim of these talks is to dive into those aspects of artworks, collections and other elements of the visual culture of the moment that can’t be deciphered on a first look.
Joining us in these talks are Natalia Muñoz Rojas, the Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant of Paintings at the Wallace Collection and Félix Zorzo, Curatorial Assistant at the Wallace Collection. With a total of 5 talks, which will finish launching on September 15th, Ms. Muñoz-Rojas and Mr. Zorzo will dive into various topics regarding some interesting and previously and explored aspects of Spanish Art History.
All talks are available on the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs Youtube Channel.
- Prince Baltasar Carlos at the Riding School
- The Trascoro of the Cathedral of Palencia
- Philip V’s Royal Alcazar: French interiors for a Spanish Castle
- Philip V’s Rococo Interiors at La Granja de San Ildefonso
- Rediscovering the Alhambra
- About the speaker
Natalia Muñoz-Rojas, the Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant of Paintings at the Wallace Collection, carries out research on the collection’s paintings and is involved in the organization of temporary exhibitions and symposia relating to Spanish art.
Natalia read History of Art at the University of Warwick and completed a Masters on Northern Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute, focusing on the cultural exchanges between northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. She has worked at the Fundación de Amigos del Museo del Prado and at Christie’s. In addition to her academic works on the Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delight, a Spanish School Virgin and Child in Gothic Architectural Setting in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and on the trascoro of the Cathedral of Palencia, whilst at Christie’s, Muñoz-Rojas researched and catalogued Old Master and 19th Century paintings from the Italian, French, Dutch and Spanish schools amongst others, working on Zurbaran, Orientalist painters traveling to Spain and Sorolla.
Félix Zorzo is a Curatorial Assistant at the Wallace Collection. He graduated in Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, finishing his studies with an MA Research on Spanish eighteenth-century Decorative Arts. At Birkeck College, London, Félix completed the MA Museum Cultures, specialising in nineteenth-century museum display. He is a member of ARTES, the Furniture History Society and the French Porcelain Society.