June 2019

Three Andalucian Cities: Cordoba, Seville and Granada

Welcome to The Arts Society Brussels
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 20:00
2 Avenue Paul Hymans, Brussels 1200
1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 1200

Find out how these cities became centres of culture, learning, luxury and magnificence. 
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Andalucia conjures orange blossom, flamenco, fountains, patios and decorative plaster work.  For nearly 800 years from 711 the Iberian peninsula was dominated by the Moors.  Seville, Cordoba and Granada became centres of culture, learning, luxury and magnificence.  Their history, architecture and paintings are traced as Moorish mastery gradually gave way to Christian Reconquest. 


Ms Gail Turner

Historian, art historian, and painter. Lecturer for The Arts Society since 1992, lectures regularly for the V&A High Renaissance and Baroque course, Art Pursuits, and the Art Fund. Has taught on Cambridge University International Summer Schools, the Courtauld Institute Summer Courses, Inscape, Gainsborough’s House and other arts organisations. She has led tours to Spain for The Arts Society and other tour companies. Lectured in the Prado and Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid 1983-5, was Deputy Curator of Keats Shelley Memorial House, Rome 1978-80, manager of the Courtauld Slide Scheme 1977, and a Christie’s consultant (Ill. MSS) 1976. Gail has recently given a course at the National Gallery, on Sorolla. In 2015 Gail was awarded the Encomienda de Isabel la Catolica (the equivalent of the CBE) by the King of Spain for promoting Spanish culture among British audiences, and was recently elected President of The Arts Society Colchester.

Gail prefers to be contacted initially by email or landline.