Diego Velázquez Centenary Conference
Leeds, September 1999
A Conference to mark the 4th Centenary of Diego Velázquez 1599-1660 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.