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The vexations of art : Velázquez and others

Author: Svetlana Alpers
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Velazquez is often considered an artist apart: great, but isolated in Spain. This book sets him in conjunction with certain conditions of painting in his time and after. This book also gives an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Alpers
ISBN: 9780300126136 0300126131
OCLC Number: 154689068
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: The view from the studio --
Not Bathsheba --
Rembrandt's Dutch --
Painting out of conflict : Dutch art in the seventeenth century --
Waiting for death : Velázquez's Mercury and Argus --
Singularity at court --
The painter's museum --
Velázquez's resemblance to Manet.
Responsibility: Svetlana Alpers.

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"'The Vexations of Art is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when 'it is not clear in what form the resource of painting - for surely painting Read more...

 
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