Spanish & Art

A unique way of learning Spanish whilst discovering Art

The Middle Ages have traditionally been referred to as the Dark Ages, but was this really a dark period in Art History? Join us to shed some light on the Medieval Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. You will end the visit thinking of the Middle Ages as the Bright Ages.

    Learn about life in the Middle Ages and discover fascinating objects from around Europe, all while practising your Spanish. Explore the History and daily life in Europe from the early Middle ages to the early Renaissance. We will talk about everyday objects such as ivories, reliquaries, or Books of Hours, as well as precious treasures such as the Becket Casket and the Soissons Diptych.

    • Saturday 9th April at 11am

    Discover the Latin American contemporary artists at Tate Modern.

    In this guided art visit in Spanish, we will explore artworks made by Latin American artists in the last 60 years. Through examining the Latin American artistic landscape, we will delve into the region’s problems and concerns, and the artists’ approaches to them.

    • Saturday 23rd April at 11am
    Guided art visit to Tate Modern

    Discover the 20th-century Spanish masters at the Tate Modern: Picasso, Dalí and Miró. In this guided art visit in Spanish, we will explore the avant-gardes of the 20th century, especially Cubism and Surrealism and we will learn about the main Spanish artists who stood out in each tendency.

    Find out about Picasso’s, Dali’s and Miro’s artistic careers; uncover the hidden meaning of cryptic works of art; dissect the characteristics of the most famous art movements of the 20th century; and explore how these trends were influenced by their historical context and how they in turn influenced future generations.

      • Saturday 24th September at 11am
      Rokeby Venus

      Painting in Spain blossomed during the 17th century, coinciding with the political rise of the Spanish Empire.

      Join us at London’s National Gallery to discover the powerful and uniquely Spanish painting styles of Velázquez, Zurbarán and Murillo.

      In this guided art visit in Spanish, we will explore a fascinating period of Spanish history, flourishing in arts and literature.

      This is a welcoming, fun, and friendly discussion-based tour in which you will put your Spanish into gear. You will not only learn about art, but you will also be encouraged to be critical and express your own opinions. Absolutely no knowledge of art is required, just an inquisitive mind and an interest to learn and exchange views.

      • Friday 10th June at 7pm

      Be impressed by the movement that stirred up the art scene of late 19th century France and changed the course of painting forever. We will delve into the works of the most renowned painters in the history of Art: Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Manet… In this visit, we will explore why Impressionism was considered outrageous in its time, and we will discuss why it is one of the most popular and well-known styles still today.

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      Renaissance at the National Gallery

      Guided Art Visit National Gallery

      The Renaissance (rebirth in French) meant a revolution in the visual arts that changed our perception and shaped our western ways of seeing for centuries to come. Its influence is still strong today. Join us on a visit to the National Gallery to unveil the huge transformation that the Renaissance signified.

      This guided Art visit in Spanish will take you on a journey from Italy to Northern Europe, to discover the masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Van Eyck. 

      Be prepared to “sharpen your eye” and put your Spanish into gear

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      Unarguably the most important artists of the Spanish Golden Age, Velázquez is celebrated for taking painting out of its traditional confines. His innovative technique, loose brushstrokes, and treatment of light have even made some critics consider him an early precursor of Impressionism.

      In this online workshop we will discuss the role of the artist in Spanish Golden Age, the historical context and its influence on Velázquez trajectory; we will analyse Velázquez’s extraordinary style and some of his most acclaimed masterpieces; and of course, we will examine in detail his most intriguing work “Las Meninas”.

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      Often considered the first truly modern artist, Goya was a shrewd observer of the uproarious events in the late 18th and early 19th century Spain. From his sly critique of the ruling class to his satirical view of the society around him, Goya leaves a testimony of his time.

      His highly inventive work, his engravings’ dreamlike subjects and grotesque imagery, and his witty social commentary presaged the works of Picasso and the Surrealism of Salvador Dali.

      In this workshop we will not only discover Goya’s fascinating art, but also the tumultuous political context of the Spain of his time.

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      • The art tours and workshops must be booked and paid in advance.

      • Sessions are held in small groups and tend to sell out. We advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

      • No refunds can be made for unattended sessions.