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Mudéjarism in Spanish Architecture: The surviving art of Al-Andalus”

From February 22, 2022 until May 31, 2022The course sessions will be taking place from February 22 to May 31, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The course sessions will be taking place from February 22 to May 31, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 50 euros
The sessions will be taking place from February 22 to May 31, 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.

This second artistic training course is being held from February 22 through May 31 at our headquarters in Cordoba. Register now to take part.

At its headquarters in Cordoba, Casa Árabe will be giving the second part of this course consisting of 15 sessions that last one hour and a half, taught by Prof. Marisa Campillo, whose goal is to provide those taking part with the tools needed to describe and analyze Spanish-Muslim Mudéjar art in all of its different stages, and to recognize and distinguish the most important architectural works in this style. The first session will be held on February 22.

After the success of the prior editions, “Approaching the Art of Al-Andalus 1 and 2,” and “Mudejarism in Spanish architecture: Part 1,” Casa Árabe is offering this course intended for anyone who wishes to learn about Mudéjar art and analyze it in its different forms, regardless of their past academic training. The contents and corresponding guided tours, in this case of the cities of Cordoba, Madrid and Carmona (paid separately by those students who take part), will be spread across 15 weeks, from February to May of 2022. 

Mudéjar art is an irreplaceable set of works for anyone who wishes to learn more about our medieval past. It is the most genuine form of artistic expression that remains from a society in which Muslims, Jews and Christians lived side by side. It developed between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries, as the Iberian Peninsula’s territory was gradually reconquered.

Some of the factors which explain the unique phenomenon of Mudéjar art include: 
- The cultural assimilation of the defeated Muslims (Mudéjars). 
- The Christians’ fascination with the Islamic monuments in reconquered cities. 
- Close relations with the territories of Al-Andalus not yet reconquered amid intermittent periods of war. 

The Mudéjar era reveals Al-Andalus’ importance in our history and its wider influence up to the modern day. In the end, it has become a constant in Spanish art and helps define us. 

- To provide the participants with all the information required to gain better knowledge of their artistic and cultural surroundings. 
- Describing and analyzing Spanish-Muslim art from different periods on the basis of historical context. 
- Recognizing and distinguishing the main architectural works, using artistic language and the proper specific terminology. 
- Promoting social communication through interpersonal relationships. 

The course follows an active, participatory methodology that allows those attending to form their own criteria and express them. This will be based upon: 
1.- Weekly live 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 main artistic monuments built in this style in Andalusia, Cordoba, Madrid and Carmona (optional).

- Introduction to Art History and architectural terminology. 
- Historical context of Mudéjar art. 
- Process of formation, changes across time and general features of the Mudéjar period. Court and popular Mudéjar styles. 
- Different variants and regional focuses. 
- The Mudéjar in Toledo. 
- The Mudéjar in Aragon. 
- The Mudéjar in Andalusia. 

- Cordoba: Tour of the Alphonsine churches. 
- Madrid: Discover the Arab Madrid. National Archeological Museum (Arab and Mudéjar rooms). Casa Árabe Headquarters (neo-Mudéjar). 
- Carmona: The Mudéjar Thematic Center. 

The contents and corresponding guided tours will be held across 15 weeks, from February to May of 2022. The schedule is subject to potential modifications. 

Marisa Campillo Martín holds a degree in Geography and History from the University of Granada and is a professor of Art History. 

To sign up, you have to “purchase a ticket” using the “Registration” button below. Please, enter your full name and the email address where we can contact you clearly. Thank you in advance.
Mudéjarism in Spanish Architecture: The surviving art of Al-Andalus”
Chapel of Santiago. fifteenthcentury, Cordoba.