Six Spanish Masters


Painting in Spain from the 16th-20th centuries is a diverse mixture of embracing influences from Europe, and exporting back Avant-garde trends. 

Alice Foster examines six major artists, from El Greco to Picasso, and considers their legacy.

Programme details

Wednesdays, 11am–12.30pm GMT (UTC)

For those attending in person at Rewley House, registration takes place from 10.30am before the first lecture (11 January 2023). Tea and coffee are provided in the Common Room before each lecture, from 10.30am.

For those joining us online, please join in good time before each lecture to ensure that you have no connection problems. We recommend joining 10-15 minutes before the start time. 

Wednesday 11 January 

El Greco

Wednesday 18 January 


Wednesday 25 January 

Luis Melendez

Wednesday 1 February 


Wednesday 8 February 

Joaquin Sorolla

Wednesday 15 February 



Description Costs
Tuition - in-person attendance (includes tea/coffee) £130.00
Tuition - virtual attendance £115.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Alice Foster


Alice has lectured for Oxford University Dept of Continuing Education since 1998.  She lectures at the Ashmolean Museum and at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.  Her busy freelance career includes organising History of Art Study Days with colleagues, and regular weekly classes in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.  In 2004 Alice joined NADFAS and has lectured in Great Britain and Europe.  Since its inception in 2003 Alice has been a tutor on study holidays with Learn Italy Ltd.  She is President of Banbury Fine Arts Society and also Northleach Arts Society.

IT requirements

For those joining us online

We will be using Zoom for the livestreaming of this course. If you’re attending online, you’ll be able to see and hear the speakers, and to submit questions via the Zoom interface. Joining instructions will be sent out prior to the start date. We recommend that you join the session at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time – just as you might arrive a bit early at our lecture theatre for an in-person event.

Please note that this course will not be recorded.