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The Baroque vortex : Velázquez, Calderón and Gracián under Philip IV

Author: Thomas S Acker
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2000.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 23.
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"If we look at the plays of Pedro Calderon de la Barca and the paintings of Diego Velazquez, the years 1635 to 1680 arguably mark the creative apex of Spain's "Golden Age." In subtle portraiture and court plays, classical imagery combined with Church orthodoxy connect antiquity's glories to Spain's Habsburg rule. The works of Baltasar Gracian, his allegorical Criticon (1651) and his prescriptive Agudeza y arte de
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Acker, Thomas S., 1954-
Baroque vortex.
New York : P. Lang, c2000
(OCoLC)606298680
Online version:
Acker, Thomas S., 1954-
Baroque vortex.
New York : P. Lang, c2000
(OCoLC)607740607
Named Person: Diego Velázquez; Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez; Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez; Philipp, Spanien König; Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez; Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Baltasar Gracián y Morales; Diego Velázquez
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Acker
ISBN: 082042367X 9780820423678
OCLC Number: 45052046
Description: 152 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter I Intellectual Environment 11 --
Chapter II Syncretic Naturalism 35 --
Chapter III Myth of Habsburg Spain 51 --
Chapter IV Religious Syncretism 85 --
Chapter V Mythological Imagery 117.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 23.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Acker.

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"If we look at the plays of Pedro Calderon de la Barca and the paintings of Diego Velazquez, the years 1635 to 1680 arguably mark the creative apex of Spain's "Golden Age." In subtle portraiture and court plays, classical imagery combined with Church orthodoxy connect antiquity's glories to Spain's Habsburg rule. The works of Baltasar Gracian, his allegorical Criticon (1651) and his prescriptive Agudeza y arte de ingenio (1648), offered other examples, and, in the case of the latter, explained this imagery. In these works, Gracian shares many of the same iconographic resources with Calderon and Velazquez. Commonalties in their historical, mythological, and religious subjects reveal the united and vigorous facade that Spain attempted to project through her arts.

The Baroque Vortex compares some of the similarities and differences to be found in the works of these three contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET.

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