Looking for a closer look at how Spain's royal family lived? We recommend our Madrid to El Escorial day trip.
Barbara Perucka has been living for more than five years in Madrid. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Italian Philology, at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Her research interests focus on medieval painting, art at European courts, and travel literature. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the decoration of a French manuscript "Livre des merveilles" (Book of Wonders, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 2810). She has published papers about late medieval tapestries and medieval illustrated accounts of a journey, and was a professor of art history at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Nebrija University in Madrid. She also received several research grants in Paris, Dijon, Vienna, Pisa and Brussels.
Michael is a practicing artist and Ph.D. candidate with his research focusing on humor in contemporary art at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.F.A. in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was the recipient of the SAIC Graduate Fellowship. He has worked as an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an advisor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited his work across the US as well as Cologne, Thessaloniki, Coimbra, and Madrid. He recently moved from New York to Madrid to conduct his research and explore all of the amazing history and art the city has to offer.
Fatima is an art historian based in Madrid and whose research takes her back and forth to her native Mexico. She received her B.A. in art history, focusing on opera as a complex art form, and since then has worked in different fields within the arts. She has worked as a curator in New York for three years where she learned the intricacies of exhibiting artwork and the relationship between art and viewer. She has been an art history professor at different universities in Mexico City, offering lectures on Mexican and interdisciplinary art. She recently received a scholarship to study musicology at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she focuses her research on the artistic exchanges between Spain and the American continents during the Colonial Period. Based on a postcolonial perspective, her research gives her a unique view on the development of Spanish art.
Reviews can only be left by Context customers after they have completed a tour. For more information about our reviews, please see our FAQ.
Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Madrid de los Austrias