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Flamenco Life Drawing – Artist exploration: Julio Romero de Torres

Flamenco Life Drawing – Artist exploration: Julio Romero de Torres

  • Date: Sunday, March 17
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Juan Carlos Otero

Price: £25
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Event Description

In this month’s Flamenco Life Drawing session you will explore, along visual artist and flamenco dancer Carlos Otero, the work of Julio Romero de Torres, Spanish painter from the turn of the 20th century. We will look at his technique and use of symbology in combination with life painting. We will also look at a variety of work in the ‘Orientalism’ movement including Manet & Matisse, or work with a Spanish/ flamenco theme including Goya & Sargent.

Some of the meanings behind the work we are considering may be considered irrelevant, false or chauvinistic by today’s standards, so I want to create a group discussion about a variety of ways of arranging our models in response to this issue. The aim is to experiment with ways of combining life modelling with symbolic use of fabric or costume to make a statement- ideally one that represents the group taking part.

Battersea Spanish will provide basic materials, but please feel free to bring your own. Remember as well there is a tasty glass of wine included in the price!

The event will be conducted in English so everyone is welcome to join. We welcome participants who are experienced, and also new to the field. This is an exclusive arrangement with limited capacity, please book now to avoid disappointment.  

And if you are a Battersea Spanish member, remember to use your special members discount!

Who's Attending

7 people are attending Flamenco Life Drawing – Artist exploration: Julio Romero de Torres

  • wenwei lu
  • Clive Dolphin
  • Elisa Ettorre
  • Jen McDonald
  • Israel Nagore
  • Isabelle de Zoysa
  • Annamaria Gallo

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Juan Carlos Otero

Flamenco Artist

I graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing painting, conceptual video, sound and performance. I continued developing conceptual work in design, and worked extensively in education but my main artistic output for the past two decades has been as a flamenco dancer and choreographer. Since 2013 I have also been devising multi disciplined experimental theatre. My practice has evolved around the dichotomies of my dual nationality/ cultural identity and the split between my background in traditional culture and my education in contemporary art. For years now I have been trying to create projects that unify my various creative strands. FLAMENCO LIFE DRAWING with Battersea Spanish is the latest venture, fusing my two main areas of expertise, Fine Art and Flamenco.


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