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Stories of Paintings by Alejandro Vergara II (Instituto Cervantes)

1 April 2021 @ 17:00 - 29 April 2021 @ 17:00


One important characteristic that Spain and the Netherlands have in common is that both countries are the cradle of famous painters, undisputed geniuses such as Velázquez and Rembrandt, and painters of unprecedented talent such as Goya and Van Gogh.

The Instituto Cervantes Utrecht is delighted to present a new series of 4 videos created by Alejandro Vergara for the Institute’s YouTube channel: “Historias de Cuadros con Alejandro Vergara”.

In the videos Alejandro, who is the Head Curator of Flemish and Northern European paintings at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, will discuss the characteristic features of each of these emblematic artists. He not only considers the formal aspects, the visual means that each artist uses, but also the meaning of their works, what they convey, and how that affects our thoughts and feelings.

The paintings that will be discussed are:

  • Las Hilanderas, by Diego Velázquez – April 1;
  • Self-portrait as the apostle Paul, by Rembrandt van Rijn – April 8;
  • The eyes of the figures in various paintings by Francisco de Goya – April 15;
  • Shoes, by Vincent Van Gogh – April 29.

The appointments are over April’s Thursdays @17:00.


1 April 2021 @ 17:00
29 April 2021 @ 17:00
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