NERJA’S Decorative and Fine Arts Society will host a talk on the painting by Goya The Third of May 1808 on April 14.
Goya painted the Third of May for a republican government to commemorate the Spanish revolt against the French during the Peninsular Wars – an uprising against Napoleonic rule that led to the birth of modern Spain.
As a political event it still resonates today; as a painting it remains a most powerful and haunting image of war. It is arguably one of the first great political paintings. The lecture looks at the political and artistic background of this painting, and its influence on Manet and Picasso.
The lecture will be conducted by art historian and painter Gail Turner, who has been a lecturer for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) since 1992.
She lectures regularly for The Art Fund, Cambridge University International Summer Schools, the Courtauld Institute, the V&A, Inscape, Gainsborough’s House and other arts organisations. She also contributes to arts magazines.
The event will take place at the Cultural Centre (Calle Granada) at 6pm, at a price of €10.