17th Century Spanish Royal Portraits, Painters & Fashion

"I took the class because I have always had an interest in the history of art - so always keen to learn more.

I liked the way that the lecture gave an insight into history generally interspersed with the history of the paintings and artists.

The following points were interesting like how in the portraits the Royals are leaning on chairs, the importance of dwarfs, the strange facial features caused by the Habsburg interbreeding, and about how Velasquez’s son-in-law worked with him, and so much more. 

I like Karla's depth of knowledge of the subject and all of the surrounding non-art facts. I also appreciated her informality and the fact that she didn't just read from notes.

I will recommend her classes and speak to a friend."

- Michael Atkinson, UK