Art for Language’s Sake

The Cervantes Institute has organized a series of meetings to analyze the Spanish masterpieces of the Bode-Museum

June 18th, 2019
Álvaro Abadía Verdú, News from Berlin
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A set of meetings will be held in the Bode-Museum in order to provide an approach to the Spanish culture through the analysis of sculptures.

During this summer, the Cervantes Institute will organize sessions with the purpose of creating a link between the cultural richness of Berlin and the Spanish language. These meetings are held at the Bode-Museum, which is home to the largest collection of Spanish works of art in Germany.

In these sessions, the museum’s works are analyzed in Spanish with the aim of relating language learning to visual comprehension. The guidance is carried out by Anna Talens, visual artist and PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and by Amanda Robledo, co-founder of the Debajo del Sombrero Association, who is currently working at the Cervantes Institute in Berlin.

Adult-oriented sessions deal with specific topics such as techniques, funerary sculpture or the role of the monarchy in art. In addition to these, sessions for youngsters are also held, as well as group workshops, which focus on interpretation.

The innovative spirit of this collaboration between the Cervantes Institute and the Bode-Museum creatively pairs both language and visual arts together. In fact, it is the best opportunity to put your Spanish into practice and appreciate Berlin's cultural range all at once.


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