Spanish Royal Sculptor Luisa Roldán dominated the world of polychrome sculpture in late 17th-century Spain. This study day seeks to better understand how she as both an artist and woman worked in the context of late 17th-century Seville and to understand how her work fit into the cultural and religious needs of late Baroque Seville. The study day also seeks to examine Seville as one the great early modern European cities. As the gateway to colonial America and cornerstone of the Spanish Empire, Seville was one of the largest urban centers in Baroque Europe. This study day will also allow us to examine the relationships held between painters such as Juan de Valdés Leal, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Luisa Roldán—and by extension the unique relationship between sculpture and painting in Seville. Not limited to the field of art history, this study day will present scholarship from a range of traditional disciplines (primarily but not exclusively history, literature, and the history of art) bringing together the insights of specialists who share an interest in either seventeenth-century art or Golden Age Spain.
A keynote lecture at 6:00pm, by noted historian Richard Kagan from The John's Hopkins University, concludes the day. For to participate send an 250 word abstract to Maite Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mari-Tere Alvarez, Ph. D.
J. Paul Getty Museum
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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