Author Archives: Jose Ramon Marcaida

About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.

JR Marcaida, Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (2014)

marcaida-arte-ciencia-barroco José Ramón Marcaida, Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (Madrid: Marcial Pons Historia, 2014) Link to publisher’s website here.  

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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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New review of JR Marcaida, ‘Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español’ – Journal of History of Science and Technology

New review of my book ‘Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español’ published in the Journal of History of Science and Technology, by Teresa Nobre de Carvalho. The journal is OPEN ACCESS so you can read the whole review here: … Continue reading

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Virtual Scilla Collection project

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who…

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Reconstructing a 17th century Flemish flower painting

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Originally posted on Art Conservation in Action:
In 2014, I started a research project at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, studying the painting technique of the seventeenth century flower painter Daniël Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661).[1] One of the master’s flower pieces kept at the…

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Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early 17th century

Article on Rubens’ interests in natural history: José Ramón Marcaida, “Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early seventeenth century”. Renaissance Studies. Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 112–127, February 2014 PDF here: 2014 Marcaida Rubens & bird of … Continue reading

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Visual guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Click on image or here to enlarge. Thanks to Ben Rosamond for the link.

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New review of my book “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” – Journal of Jesuit Studies

The Journal of Jesuit Studies has recently published this review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (Marcial Pons, 2014). The review has been written  by Dr Scott Hendrickson, from the Loyola University in Chicago. You can download … Continue reading

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SOURCE

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
SOURCE, the young artists programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years taking their final year art exams with the opportunity to: Research and extend their ideas both…

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Most accessed history articles in 2015 (Wiley)

Nice news! My article “Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early seventeenth century” has made it to the top of the most accessed Renaissace Studies articles in 2015.

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