MADRID ON THE MOVE «FEELING MODERN AND VISUALLY AWARE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY»…

Vanesa Rodríguez-Galindo, miembro de POLENO, ha publicado recientemente un libro titulado: Madrid on the move. Feeling modern and visually aware in the nineteenth century por la prestigiosa editorial Manchester University Press. Sin duda, este estudio supone un hito para entender la cultura visual e impresa del Madrid de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, espacio donde las élites nobiliarias tuvieron un papel decisivo.

Abstract

Madrid on the move illustrates print culture and the urban experience in nineteenth-century Spain. It provides a fresh account of modernity by looking beyond its canonical texts, artworks, and locations and explores what being modern meant to people in their daily lives. Rather than shifting the loci of modernity from Paris or London to Madrid, this book decentres the concept and explains the modern experience as part of a more fluid, global phenomenon. Meanings of the modern were not only dictated by linguistic authorities and urban technocrats; they were discussed, lived, and constructed on a daily basis. Cultural actors and audiences displayed an acute awareness of what being modern entailed and explored the links between the local and the global, two concepts and contexts that were being conceived and perceived as inseparable.

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RSA 2021 | Otium cum dignitate…

Hoy tendrá lugar el RSA 2021: Otium cum dignitate, coordinado por Cristina Agüero -EEHAR-CSIC y POLENO- y centrado en el ocio de las élites nobiliarias de la Edad moderna. Asimismo, intervendrá con una ponencia titulada An Oasis in the Mercurial Court: The 10th Admiral of Castile’s Huerta in Madrid, cuyo resumen es el siguiente:

Teeming with fountains, antic busts and marble sculptures, the recreational house and garden erected by Vittoria Colonna, countess of Modica, in the surroundings of the Buen Retiro became the favourite refuge of his grandson Juan Gaspar Enríquez de Cabrera, 10th Admiral of Castile, who displayed in this location his celebrated collection of paintings. Strolling around the orangeries, flower beds, grotto and aviaries, the 10th Admiral comforted his melancholy and found shelter from the mercurial court, as he confessed in his correspondence. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the conspicuous role that this property —called La Huerta de Recoletos— played as a gathering place where the 10th Admiral hosted artistic and literary debates. To meet this end, I will examine the Admiral’s correspondence, his compilation of poems —published under the eloquent title Fragmentos del Ocio (pieces of leisure)— and the testimonies of the foreign agents who visited La Huerta.

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Las donaciones y legados de los museos españoles de titularidad pública…

Pedro J. Martínez Plaza, miembro de POLENO, dirigirá las jornadas de investigación: Las donaciones y legados de los museos españoles de titularidad pública que tendrán lugar en el Museo del Prado los días 14 y 15 de junio de 2021. Estas jornadas pretenden constituir un punto de encuentro entre los profesionales de los museos españoles de gestión y titularidad pública, la Universidad y los diferentes especialistas, donde se puedan analizar, de forma concreta, las donaciones y los legados a los museos. Su principal objetivo es conocer el papel que estos han desempeñado en la historia y en la configuración actual, así como analizar el modo en que se presentan al público y las diferentes iniciativas encaminadas tanto a fomentar esta forma de enriquecimiento como a reconocer a todos estos beneficiarios.

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