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Summer course The Impressionist Adventure

Del 09 al 11 de julio de 2014
Summer course The Impressionist Adventure
  • Price:

    58 Euros

Darío de Regoyos was one of the most unique Spanish painters of his day. Intellectually restless and a tireless traveller, he became acquainted with the new art movements in Belgium and France and made friends with artists such as James Ensor, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro and Théo van Rysselberghe. Regoyos’s innovative vision introduced some of the new trends such as Pointillism and Impressionism into Spain.

This course takes Regoyos’s life and work as its starting point in order to allow for a vision of the extensive cultural context in which the artist consciously moved: from the Generation of ’98, which influenced the darker side of his work, to the circle around L’Essor and the prestigious Belgian group Les XX, of which he was a member. In addition, the innovative and luminous presence of Impressionism in Regoyos’s painting will allow for the art scene in Spain to be analysed and contrasted with the international context in which important aesthetic changes had already come about.

Course director: Lourdes Moreno Artistic Director. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga 

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Wednesday 9 July
4.30pm to 6.30pm
Regoyos in Belgium and France. His connections with “modernismo”
Juan San Nicolás
Curator of the centennial exhibition on Darío de Regoyos

Thursday 10 July
9am to 11.30am
Impressionism or Luminism? Velázquez, Fortuny and the painting of light in Spain
Juan Ángel López-Manzanares 
Curator. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

12 noon to 2.30pm
The Arrival of Impressionism in Spain. Initiatives and Controversies in Bilbao: Adolfo Guiard and Darío de Regoyos
Javier González de Durana
Art historian and museologist. Specialist in Basque modern art

4pm to 6.30pm
Round table: The arrival of Impressionism and its international context
Juan San Nicolás, Juan Ángel López-Manzanares, Javier González de Durana and Lourdes Moreno

6.30pm to 7.30pm
Guided tour of the exhibition
Juan San Nicolás

Friday 11 July
9am to 11.30am
Japonisme and Impressionism, a symbiosis in the age of Regoyos
Ricard Bru
Doctor in art history. Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona

12 noon to 2.30pm
The issue of Spanish Impressionism through art criticism
Lourdes Moreno
Artistic Director. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

Funding application
The Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga will fund the cost of 15 enrolments for this summer course, Darío de Regoyos: The Impressionist Adventure

The closing date for applications is 27 June. 

Students applying for funding must register their enrolment application through the UNIA without making any payment. Successful applications for funding will be confirmed by phone and e-mail from 1 July. 

The duly completed application form should be left at the Information Desk at the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, together with the following documentation:
-Personal letter setting out the reasons why the applicant requires funding.
-Curriculum vitae (together with proof of the applicant’s academic qualifications as stated in the cv). Official documentation accrediting the applicant’s personal/family circumstances (Large Family, invalidity, unemployment, etc).
Please note: These documents must be of an official nature, issued by the relevant authorities, duly stamped and if necessary, officially translated.

Enrolment is possible up to 72 hours prior to the start of this activity, if places are still available.

1. Presentation of the enrolment form at the registry, Campus de Málaga (Av. Severo Ochoa, 16-20. Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía. Malaga), duly filled out and accompanied by the following documentation:
a.Photocopy of National Identity card/Resident’s Card/passport.
b.Receipt proving payment of enrolment fee.

2. Using the on-line method available at

Limited number of places. Places filled by strict order of application.

Payment methods
a.Bank transfer or payment directly into the UNICAJA account: ES76 2103 0287 65 0030000369
b.Online system at Any costs arising from bank operations will be paid by applicants. 
Instructions for enrolment can be consulted at

Certificates and academic credits
This summer course falls within the collaborative agreement between the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga and the UNIA. 

All those attending a minimum of 80% of the course time can obtain an Attendance Certificate. In addition, all those who pass the corresponding evaluation tests will be awarded a Diploma stating the qualification achieved. 

Auditorium. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga Plaza Carmen Thyssen (c/Compañía 10) 29008 Malaga

Students can apply for funding covering enrolment, food and lodging through the Museo Carmen Thyssen or through the UNIA. For more information, please see the relevant information provided at

Lodging specifications 
Shared room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner): 37 Euros per day. Albergue Inturjoven de Málaga (Plaza Pío XII, 6. 29007 Malaga). Prior booking required on

In collaboration with UNIA