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Diego Velázquez Centenary Conference
Leeds, September 1999

A Conference to mark the 4th Centenary of
Diego Velázquez

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of September 1999

To be held in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
at the University of Leeds

Convened by the Department of Fine Art, the Department of Spanish and
Portuguese & El Instituto Cervantes

The conference will examine the paintings of Velázquez in relationship to
the political, religious and cultural contexts of 17th-century Spain. 
Subjects that will be addressed include: The patronage of the Habsburg
court; Counter-Reformation theology; Devotional sculpture; Golden Age
theatre. A further theme that will be explored is the artistic legacy of
Velázquez in Spain, Latin America and 19th-century France. Speakers will
include: - Dr.  Jeremy Robbins - Professor Griselda Pollock - - Dr.
Anthony Wright - Dr. Marjorie Trusted - - Dr. Carmen Fracchia - Dr. Andrea
Noble - - Dr. Patrick Williams - Dr. Jonathan Thacker - - Robert Miles -
Jenny Jackson -

There will be plenary lectures presented by Professor Adrian Rifkin
and Professor Terence O'’Reilly.  

El Instituto Cervantes presents a concert of Music of the time of
Velázquez performed by Agustin Maruí, on the Saturday evening. This will
take place in the Clothworker’s Hall at the University of Leeds. 

There will be a fee of £40 for attendance. The conference will be free to
all students and those unwaged. To register for the conference and for
further enquiries please contact: Jeremy Roe, at the Department of Fine
Art, The University of Leeds, Leeds. LS2 9JT or e-mail