The Prado Museum is probably the museum in which women have had more protagonism in the history of art around the globe. Since its inception, the drive of María Isabel de Braganza, wife of Fernando VII, was instrumental to establishing the museum and strengthening the arts in Spain. Likewise, women’s importance as promoters, collectors and artists has played a key role in the history of Spanish art. Examining the roles of these women is to examine the history of art and of Spain since the XV century until the establishing of the Prado Museum in the XIX century.
In this course, we’ll study the lives of several of these women, the recent exhibition ‘El Prado en femenino’, their important role in the world of art, and –most importantly- we’ll enjoy some of the best works of art promoted or produced by women.
|Format||Small Group (up to 6 students)|
|Instructor||Juan Trouillhet Ph.D. (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)|
|Length||6 weeks (starting 04/20/23)|
|Schedule||Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00pm|
|Level||Spanish for Lower Intermediates (Spanish 6) & Up|
|Materials||Online Teaching Materials (free)|
|Place||Easy Español Virtual Campus|
|Pre-requisite||You must be at least a Higher Beginner to better enjoy this course.|