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Point of View Gallery Talk: Masters of Spain

FRANCISCO GOYA, 'TERMERIDAD DE MARTINCHO EN LA PLAZA DE ZARAGOZA,' 1815-16, ETCHING, IMAGE COURTESY THE ART COMPANY.

FRANCISCO GOYA, 'TERMERIDAD DE MARTINCHO EN LA PLAZA DE ZARAGOZA,' 1815-16, ETCHING, IMAGE COURTESY THE ART COMPANY.

Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. 

This month's talk will be led by Dr. Roy Kerr.

Roy Kerr received his Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures from Penn State, and spent most of his academic career at Rollins College. At Rollins he Chaired the Foreign Language Department, founded and directed the Hispanic Studies Program, and held the Alexander Weddell [pronunciation: Wed DELL] Endowed Chair as “Professor of the Americas.”

In the 1980’s and 90’s, he directed numerous study abroad programs in Madrid for Rollins students and faculty. He has been an NEH Postdoctoral Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, and a Hispanic Studies Visiting Lecturer at universities in Australia and New Zealand.

The focus of the Gallery talk will be on Goya's Tauromaquia series of etchings. Begun in 1815 and completed in 1816, the Tauromaquia is Goya's effort to provide a visual history of the origin and development of bullfighting in Spain. In reality, however, two-thirds of the prints represent events that Goya himself witnessed in the bullring, and those that represent earlier periods are not necessarily historically accurate.

Dr. Kerr will discuss Goya's life and career, the origin and evolution of etching, including the aquatint process, which is a hallmark of Goya's etchings. With that background, Kerr will move into a discussion of the Tauromaquia prints on the Gallery walls.

Space is limited. RSVP by emailing Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

 

Space is limited. RSVP by emailing Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

Later Event: April 14
Art Lab: Holly Scoggins