Diego Velazquez is one of the world’s most famous artists. Representative of 17th century European painting, he worked for the Spanish court and for the most important figures, completing numerous portraits. Yet, passionate about the human figure, his oeuvre also encompasses bodegones, representations of daily life in the taverns and kitchens of Spain. Considered the father of Spanish painting, Velazquez inspired entire generations of the artists who followed him, including Picasso, Dali, and Bacon. His mysterious painting Las Meninas, which contains the essence of his work, is still today an inexhaustible source for writing and research.
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 - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile. Fusing 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.
Few artists are as well - known and admired as the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. His many portraits - the majority of them created in his role as court painter to King Philip IV of Spain - remain striking today, their beauty matched only by their remarkable psychological acuity. Velazquez painted people not as types, but as individuals, and that approach, combined with his skill, made his work both unique and absorbing. This volume highlights one aspect of the Golden Age painter's vast output: a group of masterly children's portraits from the high - profile collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Beautiful reproductions of the paintings are accompanied by essays by renowned specialists that set his achievement in context and reveal his development as a painter.
Velazquez is recognized as the supreme exponent of Spanish painting in the Siglo de Oro and one of the greatest artists of all time. Rediscovered in the 19th century, his work became an essential stimulus to the development of modern painting, above all Realism and Impressionism. Velazquez pursued his career at the cosmopolitan court of Philip IV, surrounded by the paintings of Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens and Van Dyck that formed the core of Europes most important collection of paintings in the first half of the 17th century, a collection he himself helped to enlarge through purchases in Italy. His works were admired not only at the court in Madrid, but also by the imperial court in Vienna, for which he executed a series of portraits, and the papal court in Rome, where he was received in triumph near the end of his life, during his second trip to Italy. While Velazquez is usually considered a Realist master, this monograph attempts to explore other avenues of interpretation by examining his complex relationship with Classicism and the most progressive trends in painting in his day.
The art of Francis Bacon epitomises the angst at the heart of the modern human condition. His dramatic images of screaming figures and distorted anatomies are painted with a richly gestural technique, alluding to such old masters as Titian, Velazquez and Rembrandt. Displaying repressed and raw emotion, his body of work includes portraits of Lucian Freud and John Deakin.
Spain's greatest baroque painter, Velazquez was an artist of tremendous gills who painted virtuostic portraits of Spanish nobility that imbued his subjects with mystery, as well as quotidian scenes of cheerful and satisfying domestic activties. An admirer of Rubens, Titian. Michelangelo, and Raphael. Velazquez's paintings are deeply rich in color and mood and exhibit a humanistic spirit toward religious subject matter, whose figures he enlivened and emboldened. For more than thirty years, Velazquez resided in the palace of bis patron. King Philip IV. as court painter, executing portraits of the king and members of the royal family and court, some of whom are most fatuously depicted in his towering masterpiece Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting), ill 1656, a veritable theater of perspective interplas and baroque illusion. Velazquez's understanding of character and atmosphere and the individuality and masterful technique he brought to his paintings, have conic to be regarded as representative of the pinnacle of the golden age of Spanish realism. Формат: 17 см x 21 см.
Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore 1488-90 - Venice 1576) is one of the artists who have left their mark in the history of painting, with a heritage that goes from Velazquez to Cezanne. This title is a visual reference intended to gauge the evolution of Titian`s style.
Considered by Graham Greene to be Maugham's best work, DON FERNANDO is a paean to a golden age of enormous creative energy. It discusses the writings of St Teresa and the paintings of El Greco, and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes, Velazquez and the creator of Don Juan. This vibrant assessment of a great people at their greatest hour is full of happy surprises, curious facts and stimulating opinions that reflect Maugham's lifelong enchantment with the landscape and people of Spain.
Francisco de Goya was a Spanish painter and engraver. He began his work in etching by copying the works of Velazquez, but was quickly recognized in his own right. His repertoire consists of portraits as well as representations of the warfare since his work reflects the turmoil of Spain during the Napoleonic war. Goya was famous for his technique and his freedom of expression. This book assembles all of the artist’s masterpieces, including his The Majanude
Diego Velazquez 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 Velazquez’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 Velazquez’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 Velazquez’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. 92 illustrations, 83 in color.
From dramatically-lit paintings to elaborate, gilded interiors, the Baroque era introduced a new dimension to Western art. In place of the harmonious perspectives and elegant proportions of the Renaissance came a world of momentum, energy, and heightened spectacle. The style influenced many forms and disciplines between the 16th and 18th century, infusing painting, sculpture, architecture, and music with a direct, often emotive, appeal to the audience.This TASCHEN Basic Art 2.0 edition focuses on Baroque painting. Through mythological and religious scenes, still-lifes, and beyond, we explore how a vivid vocabulary of deep colors, intense shadows, dramatic gestures, and diagonal lines infiltrated both Northern and Southern schools. Along the way, we meet such leading Baroque practitioners as Nicolas Poussin, Annibale Carraci, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rubens, and Rembrandt, and examine their particular innovations in composition, narrative, and light to achieve a Baroque sensibility.
Peter Paul Rubens is undoubtedly the most influential of all Flemish painters. Himself indebted to Titian, Rubens became a role model to Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and Velazquez, and influenced artists well beyond his time, including figures such as Cezanne, Picasso, Bacon, and Freud. This sumptuous new volume explores Rubens's legacy thematically, through a series of sections devoted to violence, power, lust, compassion, elegance, and poetry. Each section will link artists across the centuries in their references to Rubens, from Van Dyck and Watteau to Manet, Daumier, Renoir, and Van Gogh, as well as Gainsborough, Constable, and Turner.
У si Colon hubiera pisado America por primera vez siete anos antes de su "viaje oficial"? Y si algunas de las reliquias mas importantes del Templo de Salomon estuvieran hoy en poder del Vaticano? Que sucederia si descubrieramos que Las Meninas de Velazquez ocultan un oscuro secreto astrologico? O que no fue la Virgen quien se aparecio en Fatima? El autor que ha cautivado a millones de lectores en todo el mundo con La cena secreta repasa algunos hitos de esa Historia que todos creiamos conocer у nos sorprende con misterios que llevan siglos aguardando a ser desvelados. Sierra comparte con el lector su investigacion, sus fuentes, muchas veces inaccesibles у otras desconocidas, у hace de La ruta prohibida una obra inigualable.
A Szepmuveszeti Muzeum spanyol gyujtemenye meltan vilaghires, hiszen a Pradon kivul a budapesti az egyetlen olyan europai muzeum, ahol a latogato negy evszazad spanyol feste-szeterol atfogo kepet kaphat. Ennek a rendkivul gazdag gyujtemenynek a kotet szerzoje, H.Takacs Mariann a legava-tottabb ismeroje. A gyujtemenyt bemutato munkaja harmad-izben jelenik meg, ezuttal ke t kotetre bovitett terjedelemben. Az elso kotetben a kozepkori spanyol festok, az un. "primi-tivek" muveit es a reneszansz nagyjainak kiemelkedo alkota-sait mutatja be a szerzo. Pedro Sanchez "Sirbatetele", az Alcira mester "Allegoriaja", El Greco tobb muve, Velazquez "Etkezo parasztok"-ja csak nehany a 48 szines illusztracion bemutatott remekmuvek kozul. A bevezeto tanulmanybol megismerjuk a gyujtemeny kialakulasanak tortenetet es kepet kapunk arrol, hogyan alakult Europa-szerte a spanyol festmenyek gyujtese.
The first comprehensive examination of the Italian, Spanish and French Old Master paintings in the collections of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of ArtLavishly illustrated with full-colour images of the paintings discussed, allowing readers to appreciate each one in detailLucid text written from the expert position of the collection's curatorPresenting a wealth of new research, analysis and previously unpublished documentation, this beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive examination of the Italian, Spanish and French Old Master paintings in the collections of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The largest and most significant collection of its kind in the American Southeast, the Ringling's 300-plus Italian, Spanish and French paintings include important works by well-known artists such as Cortona, Piero di Cosimo, Guercino, Rosa, Strozzi, Tiepolo and Veronese; Coypel, Nattier and Raoux; and Cano, Ribera and Velazquez. A rich resource for scholars and enthusiasts alike, this elegantly designed book includes comprehensive entries for each painting with details of technique and materials, provenance, patronage, attribution, date, subject, iconography, conservation history and bibliography, all accompanied by vivid, newly commissioned colour photography of each work.