Lives of Vel zquez The

Lives of Vel  zquez  The
Author: Francisco Pacheco,Antonio Palomino
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-10-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781606065884

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The Lives of Velázquez brings together two seminal early accounts of the great seventeenth-century Spanish painter (ca. 1599–1660). These texts, written by his contemporaries Francisco Pacheco and Antonio Palomino and newly translated for this volume, serve as our main sources of knowledge about this groundbreaking artist. Pacheco’s biography reveals the scale of the challenge to traditional painting presented by Velázquez’s immense talent. Palomino’s text, while precise and detailed in its narrative of the artist’s life, also tackles the aesthetic debate generated by the painter’s choice of subject matter and style. An engaging introduction by art historian Michael Jacobs situates the historical texts in the context of Spain’s Golden Age.

Diego Vel zquez s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth century Seville

Diego Vel  zquez s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth century Seville
Author: Tanya J. Tiffany
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2012
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780271053790

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"Explores the early works of seventeenth-century Spanish painter Diego Velâazquez. Focuses on works from 1617 to 1623, examining the painter's critical engagement with the artistic, religious, and social practices of his native Seville"--Provided by publisher.

In the Shadow of Vel zquez

In the Shadow of Vel  zquez
Author: Jonathan Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014
Genre: ART
ISBN: 0300203969

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In this lucid, witty book, the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown examines links between his personal life and his study of Hispanic art of the Golden Age. His adventures are offered as a model for understanding how art history is shaped by life experiences, and he describes the influence of his parents, Jean and Leonard Brown, noted collectors of documentation of 20th-century avant-garde movements.His turn to research on the Golden Age of Spanish art was motivated by a year in Madrid, 1958-59. Art history in Spain was modeled on the policies of the Franco regime, and Brown sought to find different ways to interpret Spanish painting. His approach is demonstrated by fresh insight into painters, including Velázquez. A new interpretation of Las Meninas is proposed and the perils of attribution are examined. Later in his career, Brown began to study the transformation of Spanish art in the Americas. The book originated as a series of six lectures delivered at the Museo Nacional del Prado in 2012.

Spanish Still Life from Vel zquez to Goya

Spanish Still Life from Vel  zquez to Goya
Author: William B. Jordan,Peter Cherry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1995-01-01
Genre: Art (Drawing and Painting)
ISBN: 1857090640

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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
Author: Laura Cumming
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0701188448

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In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own. At first she was pursuing the picture, and the life and work of the elusive painter, but then she found herself following the bookseller's fortunes too - from London to Edinburgh to nineteenth-century New York, from fame to ruin and exile. An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of John Snare, Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own. But most movingly, The Vanishing Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velazquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before


Author: Susie Hodge
Publsiher: Lorenz Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-01-21
Genre: Painters
ISBN: 0754824047

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This comprehensive reference book on the life and worksof Diego Velázquez, the most important painter in theSpanish Habsburg court of King Philip IV, offers a fascinating study of this individualistic artist'seducation, family life and influences, and illustrates all his outstanding works

Everything is Happening

Everything is Happening
Author: Michael Jacobs
Publsiher: Granta Publications
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2015-08-06
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781847088093

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A fascinating journey through a single painting’s history, meanings and associations by “one of the great non-fiction writers of this and the last century” (Simon Schama, Financial Times). Acclaimed travel author and art historian Michael Jacobs was haunted by Velázquez’s enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas from first encountering it in the Prado as a teenager. In Everything is Happening Jacobs searches for the ultimate significance of the painting by following the many associations suggested by each of its characters, as well as his own relationship to the work. From Jacobs’ first trip to Spain to the politics of Golden Age Madrid, to his meeting with the man who saved Las Meninas during the Spanish Civil war, to his experiences in the sunless world of the art history academy, Jacobs delivers a brilliantly discursive meditation on art and life that dissolves the barriers between the past and the present, the real and the illusory. Cut short by Jacobs’ death in 2014, and completed with an introduction and coda by his friend and fellow art lover, the journalist Ed Vulliamy, this visionary and often very funny book is a passionate, personal manifesto for the liberation of how we look at painting.


Author: Javier Portus,Miguel Moran Turina,Andrea Sommer-mathis
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-05-20
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780500970584

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One of the most influential, admired painters to ever live: a look at some of Velázques’s court portraits from 1649 to his death in 1660 Diego Velázquez was one of the most important and influential painters in the Spanish Golden Age and the leading artist in King Philip IV’s court. To accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Spain, this book analyzes the development of Velázquez’s court portraits from his second trip to Rome in 1649 to his death in Madrid in 1660, a period that saw the creation of some of the greatest of all masterpieces within this genre, such as Las Meninas. Also included are portraits produced in Velázquez’s circle that focus on the complex process behind the creation of the royal image. The book traces the subsequent development of the Spanish court portrait after Velázquez’s death when artists such as Mazo and Carreno reinterpreted his ideas, resulting in innovative contributions to the genre in their depictions of Margarita of Austria, Mariana of Austria, and Charles II.