Courses and seminars

Index / Activities / Courses and seminars / Artistic education course on Nasrid art

Artistic education course on Nasrid art

From August 21, 2023 until September 26, 2023The course will be held from September 26, 2023 to February 13, 2024, in weekly sessions lasting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The course will be held from September 26, 2023 to February 13, 2024, in weekly sessions lasting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The price for course registration is 50 euros. No more than 35 students.
In Spanish.

As of September 26, we will be hosting a new edition of this informative art course specifically dedicated to the Nasrid style at our headquarters in Cordoba. There will be 15 weekly sessions. You can register now.

Taught by Professor Marisa Campillo, the course goal is to provide participants with the tools necessary to describe and analyze Spanish-Muslim Nasrid art from all different eras, recognizing and identifying its main architectural works. The first session will be held on September 26, 2023

After the success of the previous editions, “A Closer Look at the Art of Al-Andalus” (first and second parts), “Mudéjar Style in Spanish Architecture (first, second and third parts),” and “The Art of the Almoravid and Almohad North African Berber Empires,” Casa Árabe is now hosting this course intended for anyone who, regardless of their academic background, would like to learn about and analyze art in its different variants. The contents and matching guided tours (to be given by students interested in the subject) will be held across 15 weeks, from September 2023 through February 2024. 

Nasrid art marks the end of an era of splendor that began in the Cordoba of the Umayyads in the eighth century, comprising the last stage of Spanish-Muslim art. Its original creations form a synthesis of all the historical tradition and Moorish craftsmanship, drawing from the Caliphate and Taifa art its taste for decoration and sumptuousness and the simplicity of Almohad structures, while also assimilating elements imported from the East and certain influences by Christian art. It is a purely refined style that perfected many of the characteristic resources from the Islamic tradition and developed throughout the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, extending both the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada and the Maghreb and the Christian dominions of the Iberian Peninsula (contributing to the development of Mudéjar art). 

- To provide participants with everything necessary to learn about the cultural and artistic world during that time period. 
- Starting out with the historical context, to allow them to describe and analyze Nasrid or Granada art. 
- To recognize and distinguish the main works from that era using artistic language and appropriate terminology. 
- To promote social communication through interpersonal relationships. 

 This will be based on: 
1.- Weekly sessions in person lasting an hour and a half. At these sessions, different teaching resources will be used, including PowerPoint presentations, videos, charts, maps, timelines, etc. 
2.- Guided tours of the most important artistic monuments in the Nasrid style. It will be an active, participatory methodology that allows those attending to gain first-hand knowledge about different works of art in context.

“Nasrid Art.” 
- Historical context.
- General characteristics. 
- Main architectural types and construction periods.
- Decorative or industrial arts (carpentry, plasterwork, ceramics, textiles, etc.). 
- Nasrid art’s relations and influence beyond its own borders: North Africa and peninsular Christian kingdoms. 
- Persistence of Nasrid art. “Alhambrism.” 

The guided tours will be given by students and will be held, by consensus, on different dates throughout the course.

In order to register, you must click on “Purchase Ticket” using the “Tickets” button on this website. Please, clearly enter your full name and an email address where we can contact you.
Artistic education course on Nasrid art