Art and culture of Spain

Spanish art history has produced many great artists and extraordinary architects, such as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Gaudí and Calatrava. In seven lessons, Yvonne Hilgenkamp outlines an overview of Spain's impressive history of art and architecture. We start with Classical Antiquity and continue through Moorish culture, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Catholic Baroque to the great painters of the Spanish Golden Age such as El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo and de Zurbarán. Then we move through the romantic yet dark work of Goya to the pioneers of modern art: Gaudi, Picasso, Miró and Dalí. In modern times, we look at the raw, pure sculptures of Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, among others. When it comes to modern and contemporary architecture, Spain also has a lot of fascinating things to offer so therefore the oeuvre of architects such as César Manrique (Lanzarote), Santiago Calatrava, Enric Miralles and the versatile Ricardo Bofill, as well as contemporary architectural firms, will definitely be addressed. At the end of the course, you will have a good overview of Spanish art history and most likely a lot of inspiration for visiting Spain.


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Lecturer of this course

Yvonne Hilgenkamp

Yvonne Hilgenkamp is an art historian as well as an architectural historian, and has many years of experience in presenting the rich history of Western architecture, urban planning and art. She clearly makes art history accessible to a diverse audience. Her interests are broad and range from the Romans to Rembrandt, from De Pijp to Paris and from Art Déco to Dubai's skyscrapers. About all these subjects she likes to talk and enthusiastically!