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Learn about Spanish culture in you lunch break.

An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, by Diego de Velázquez, is one of his most famous early works and it “lives” in Edinburgh. The painting was produced during his Seville period and the date is not precisely known but is thought to be around the turn of 1618 before his definitive move to Madrid in 1623.

If you work around the New Town and you can enjoy a lunch break, maybe you are interested in attending a talk about the painting by the art historian Andrew Paterson this Friday 28th March at 12.45pm. He will explore the meanings this extraordinary painting may have held for contemporary viewers and discuss how the artist achieved such an accomplished painting technique by the age of just nineteen.

No booking is required. This is a free event. See you there!

More information here.

 

La vieja friendo huevos, de Diego de Velázque, es una de sus primeros trabajos más famososo y “vive” en Edimburgo. La pintura pertenece a su periodo sevillano y no se sabe cuál es la fecha concreta aunque se cree que debe ser entre 1618 (mil seiscientos dieciocho) y su mudanza definitiva a Madrid en 1623 (mil seiscientos veintitrés).

Si trabajas alrededor de la New Town y puedes disfrutar de un descanso para la comida, quizá estés interesado en asistir a una charla sobre el cuadro por el historiador de arte Andrew Paterson este viernes 28 de marzo a las 12.45. Él explorará los significados que este cuadro extraordinario puede esconder para los ojos actuales y charlará sobre cómo el artista logró un cuadro de una técnica complejísima con tan sólo diecinueve años.

No hace falta reservar. Éste es un evento gratuito. ¡Nos vemos allí!

Más información aquí.

 

SALT Edinburgh is the first centre dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Spanish courses in Edinburgh.