The Art and Architecture of Spain


Art History

Residential course

Wayne Bennett

15 October 2021 to 17 October 2021

From £233 Non-residential fee

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This course will survey the extraordinary art and architecture to be found in Spain from prehistoric cave paintings to the vibrant art of the contemporary world.

We will enjoy the amazing architectural legacy of the Romans, Visigoths and Moors before exploring the stunning world and great achievements of the Christian era. Look at the great art of El Greco, Velasquez, Murillo, Goya and others before concluding with the architectural genius of Gaudi and the enormously important contribution of twentieth century artists – Picasso, Dali and Miro amongst them.

Residential Fees From: £348.   Non Residential: £233

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Wayne Bennett: After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests – archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. Wayne is Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.