Category Archives: Visual culture

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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Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español – Nuncius review

New review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Marcial Pons, 2014), written by Susana Gómez López and published in the latest issue of Nuncius. PDF available here: Review Marcaida Nuncius Nuncius, Volume 30, Issue … Continue reading

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Ulisse Aldrovandi – Bologna, 2015

Libri e immagini di storia naturale nella prima età moderna – Museo di Palazzo Poggi, 2015 https://storify.com/JoserraMarcaida/ulisse-aldrovandi

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Todo lo visible y lo invisible, by Juan Marqués (Revista de Occidente) – Review of JR Marcaida, “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” (in Spanish)

I’m very grateful to Juan Marqués for his review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Madrid: Marcial Pons Historia – Fundación Focus-Abengoa, 2014), published in Revista de Occidente (April Issue, … Continue reading

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Museos de bolsillo | Cultura | EL PAÍS

Museos de bolsillo | Cultura | EL PAÍS. … which includes references to my book “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual” (Marcial Pons Historia – Fundación Focus-Abengoa, 20014).

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¿Naturalezas vivas o muertas? Ciencia, arte y coleccionismo en el Barroco español | Juan Pimentel and Jose Ramon Marcaida – Academia.edu

¿Naturalezas vivas o muertas? Ciencia, arte y coleccionismo en el Barroco español | Juan Pimentel and Jose Ramon Marcaida – Academia.edu.

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Francisco Marcuello – Historia natural y moral de las aves. -Zaragoca. Lanaja 1617 – Francisco Marcuello – Google Books

Historia natural y moral de las aves. -Zaragoca. Lanaja 1617 – Francisco Marcuello – Google Books.

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La historia natural y sus imágenes en la época de Rubens – Museo del Prado 2014

Here you have the video of my recent conference at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Press here to access the PradoMedia link: La historia natural y sus imágenes en la época de Rubens – Jose Ramon Marcaida Lopez – … Continue reading

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Natural history and visual culture in the age of Rubens – Museo del Prado (2014)

A few days ago I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held dream: to give a talk at the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of my favourite museums, whose collections I’ve studied for quite some time as historian of science … Continue reading

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101 Masterworks: Art and Science in the Museums and Libraries of Madrid

This new project focuses on 101 objects belonging to a number of collections in Madrid –including many not so well-known institutions. Conceived and directed by Sandra Sáenz-López (CSIC), it features contributions from a large number of researchers and curators. The … Continue reading

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