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Velázquez

Author: Dawson W Carr; Xavier Bray; Diego Velázquez; National Gallery (Great Britain); et al
Publisher: London : National Gallery, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores Velazquez's almost universal popularity. Accompanying a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London, it contextualises the artist's work and discusses his influence. Manet famously called him 'the painter's painter', and this book seeks to explain how, and why, his painterly, elegant compositions resonate so strongly with our Post-Impressionist sensibilities." "Written by world-class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carr, Dawson W. (Dawson William), 1951-
Velázquez.
London : National Gallery, 2006
(OCoLC)607860125
Named Person: Diego Velázquez; Diego Velázquez; Diego Velázquez; Diego Velázquez
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawson W Carr; Xavier Bray; Diego Velázquez; National Gallery (Great Britain); et al
ISBN: 9781857093032 1857093038 1857093089 9781857093087
OCLC Number: 70845148
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the National Gallery, London, 18 Oct. 2006-21 Jan. 2007.
Description: 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Sponsor's foreword --
Director's foreword --
Appearance and reality in the Spain of Velázquez / John H. Elliott --
Painting and reality : the art and life of Velázquez / Dawson W. Carr --
Nudes and knights : a context for Venus / Javier Portús --
Velázquez's painting technique / Larry Keith --
Velázquez and Britain / Xavier Bray --
Catalogue --
Velázquez in Seville --
At court and in Italy : painter of faith and myth --
Portraying the court --
Velázquez and the hunt --
Portraying the ancients --
Portraying two courts : the return to Italy and the final years in Madrid --
Family trees --
Chronology --
Bibliography --
Index --
List of lenders --
Photographic credits.
Responsibility: Dawson W. Carr with Xavier Bray ... [et al.] ; catalogue entries, Xavier Bray ... [et al.].

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Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660) was born in Seville, Spain, the oldest of six children. This book explores Velazquez's universal popularity. Accompanying a major exhibition at the  Read more...

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