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Fantasy comes from Ghosts -Gaudi and other Catalan Architects


A live lecture by Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn

Join us for this captivating lecture given by Jacqueline Cockburn on ‘Fantasy comes from Ghosts – Gaudi and other Catalan architects’ in the Warenar Cultural Center (Kerkstraat 75, 2242 HE Wassenaar) on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 20.00 hours, also streamed at home at 20.00 hrs.

Antoni Gaudí is well known and much loved.  In this lecture, his work will be explored in detail. It will be shown how he engaged with nature and worked with extraordinary ceramicists, iron workers, tilers, and decorative artists.  We will look at his public and private buildings and his relationship with a wealthy and demanding patron.  Private, shy and retiring, he was also humorous and witty in his extravagant style. 

However, it will also be the aim of this lecture to uncover some of the other architects working in Barcelona over the turn of the twentieth century; Domenech y Muntaner and Puig y Cadafalch.  Attention will be paid to several significant and ravishing buildings and some less well-known buildings in Barcelona.

This will be a live lecture with the lecturer physically present in the Warenar theatre.  We are hoping that members and guests will take the opportunity to come to the Warenar 

About the speaker: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

Jacqueline is Managing Director of an art tours company, running residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region www.artandculturetravel.com  Jacqueline is a course director and lecturer at the V&A and also lectures at The Royal Academy, The Art Fund, The London Art History Society and has toured New Zealand and Australia for The Arts Society.

Her specialist field is Spanish Art, but she also lectures on European Art 1790-1950. Her most recent publication is A Taste of Art, London (Unicorn Press 2019). Jacqueline films her lectures and is currently delivering lectures, study days and courses online and live.

The lecture is free of charge for members of the Arts Society. However, non-members are kindly requested to contribute a guest fee of EUR 15 in advance. Secure your spot today! The Warenar doors open at 19.15 hrs.

To register for this lecture, please visit our website at:


Please ensure that you register before Monday, 8 April 2024. The lecture will commence at 20:00 on Tuesday, 9 April. For non-members, the guest fee for attending one lecture is €15. Membership fees for the entire season, which includes access to 8 lectures and other activities, are €75 for individuals and €140 for couples. Half-year memberships are also available at €37.50 for individuals and €70 for couples. Students are eligible for a half-price membership.

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