The Fable of Arachne or The Tapestry Weavers’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado (2)

Artist in Focus: Diego Velázquez

Monday 15th November 6.00PM

Join us live for an interactive online talk given by Art History in Focus director Siân Walters

The 17th century is known as the Golden Age of Spanish Art, a period in which the country was able to use its vast wealth, accumulated during the 1500s following the expansion of its territories in Europe and the Americas, to fund extravagant and ambitious programmes of building and painting. At the helm of the country’s artistic patronage was King Philip IV, one of the greatest collectors of art throughout Europe. His well-honed instinct for talent drew him to the young, brilliant Diego Velázquez who would become his court painter, recording his likeness and that of his family for over 30 years. Velázquez soon became internationally recognised as the greatest artist of his generation, praised for his ability to capture a sitter’s personality or mood and admired for his mysterious, varied and often provocative subjects and interpretations. Many of his paintings are deliberately enigmatic, creating heated debate even today. This lecture will trace the rise of his glittering career at one of the most illustrious courts in Europe.

This is a live-streamed talk at 6.00pm (UK time). Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch or enjoy a recorded version of the lecture which can be accessed for up to 2 days afterwards. It will last approximately one hour including Q&A. For those who are unable to participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.

Bookings close the day before the event is streamed.

 

Further Information

Participation

1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The participation fee is £10.00 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses and book them as separate participants.

2. DOWNLOAD

Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully .  Zoom works best when using Google Chrome

3. REGISTER

You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will receive the Zoom log in link immediately both on your screen and by email, please keep it safe as you will need it to log in

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.

4. JOIN

Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can watch on catch up. Just book online as normal and you will be contacted soon after the event with instructions on how to access the recording. This will be available to watch on catch up later that evening and for the following 2 days. You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry! Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recording link.

The Fable of Arachne or The Tapestry Weavers’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

It is so wonderful to have so many brilliant lectures to look forward to on the computer. Thank you for all the joy that you bring to my day ”

Mrs R Patey

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Highlights

  • Online, live lecture
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Live Q&A

Practicalities

  • Price: £10.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Siân Walters

Booking

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