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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
In Pursuit of Velazquez

by Laura Cumming

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-01-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1448182360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Selected as a Book of the Year in the Herald 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 Velázquez, 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 Velázquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.

The Vanishing Velázquez

The Vanishing Velázquez
A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1476762155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young—too young to be king—and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to which the work was attributed. Snare had found something incredible—but what? His research brought him to Diego Velazquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations. Velazquez (1599–1660) was the official painter of the Madrid court, during the time the Spanish Empire teetered on the edge of collapse. When Prince Charles of England—a man wealthy enough to help turn Spain’s fortunes—ventured to the court to propose a marriage with a Spanish princess, he allowed just a few hours to sit for his portrait. Snare believed only Velazquez could have met this challenge. But in making his theory public, Snare was ostracized, victim to aristocrats and critics who accused him of fraud, and forced to choose, like Velazquez himself, between art and family. A thrilling investigation into the complex meaning of authenticity and the unshakable determination that drives both artists and collectors of their work, The Vanishing Velazquez travels from extravagant Spanish courts in the 1700s to the gritty courtrooms and auction houses of nineteenth-century London and New York. But it is above all a tale of mystery and detection, of tragic mishaps and mistaken identities, of class, politics, snobbery, crime, and almost farcical accident. It is a magnificently crafted page-turner, a testimony to how and why great works of art can affect us to the point of obsession.

Gestos : teoria y practica del teatro hispanico

Gestos : teoria y practica del teatro hispanico
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diego Velazquez and His Times

Diego Velazquez and His Times
A Book

by Carl Justi

  • Publisher : London, H. Grevel & Company
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oblidant Velázquez

Oblidant Velázquez
las Meninas

by Museo Picasso

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spanish Painting: From Velazquez to Picasso

Spanish Painting: From Velazquez to Picasso
A Book

by Jacques Lassaigne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Biographical and bibliographical notices by A. Busuioceanu"; v. 1, p. 125-135. CONTENTS.--[1] From the Catalan frescos to El Greco.

Falling Into Velázquez

Falling Into Velázquez
A Book

by Mary Kaiser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poetry. Winner of the 2006 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. These poems envision art-making as a struggle for liberation: a material struggle with the resistance of the very materials that enable expression, and a struggle to free the imagination from its subtle yet intractable constraints. Edited by Ann Lauinger and Margo Stever. "Painting and poetry have been twinned since antiquity, but seldom so eloquently as in Mary Kaiser's collection, Falling into Velazquez. Poem after poem pulls us into a work of art--some famous, some not--and then out into our own lives again....Mary Kaiser's luminous first collection delights from beginning to end"--Peter Meinke.

Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez
Life and Work

by Dieter Beaujean

  • Publisher : Konemann
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9783829058650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pause & Effect

Pause & Effect
The Art of Interactive Narrative

by Mark Stephen Meadows

  • Publisher : New Riders Pub
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780735711716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meadows investigates the design, architecture, and approach to developing successful interactive narrative, while also addressing emerging interfaces and new forms of content on the Web. Case studies illustrate the pitfalls and successes of those that have gone before.

Velázquez

Velázquez
A Book

by Allan Braham

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Velázquez

Velázquez
Painter of Truth and Prisoner of the King

by Arthur Stanley Riggs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art in Spain and the Hispanic World

Art in Spain and the Hispanic World
Essays in Honor of Jonathan Brown

by Sarah Schroth

  • Publisher : Paul Holberton Pub
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This series of essays by Jonathan Brown's colleagues, collaborators, and former students are the fruits of his teaching and scholarship. They constitute the latest research in the area of art history Brown revolutionized by crossing disciplines and applying new methodologies. Each article reflects his innovative perspective on art-making in Spain and colonial Latin America. This volume celebrates the contributions Brown has made in the advance of our understanding of the field

News from RILA.

News from RILA.
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Velazquez' Las Hilanderas

Velazquez' Las Hilanderas
An Explication of a Picture Regarding Structure and Associations

by Gustaf Cavallius

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gestos

Gestos
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Interdisciplinary Century

The Interdisciplinary Century
Tensions and Convergences in Eighteenth-century Art, History and Literature

by Julia V. Douthwaite,Mary Vidal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Judging by most contemporary accounts, the virtues of cross-disciplinary research, teaching and scholarship are above reproach. Conference organisers announce with pride that 'l'interdisciplinarité a porté ses fruits'; governments and universities sponsor ever-growing numbers of interdisciplinary research teams. Such activity is especially pertinent to eighteenth-century studies. The Republic of Letters inspired scholars, scientists, artists, and writers to engage in spirited, multilingual and long-term correspondence with colleagues throughout Europe. As many contributors to this timely and provocative volume argue, a certain kind of interdisciplinarity is required for any consideration of eighteenth-century topics. But what impact has this enthusiasm for interdisciplinarity had on our understanding of objects, monuments, texts, and events of the past? Born of an intense series of debates, this volume takes on current controversies with unflinching honesty. Contributors address questions of theory and practice. Does interdisciplinary investigation carry any meaningful challenge to the disciplines themselves, or are we merely trading one kind of evidence for another? What institutional constraints work against such research and teaching? Is interdisciplinarity a pressing preoccupation of scholars in France and the UK, as it is in the US? The introduction provides a critical history of interdisciplinarity and outlines the key tensions of university life as experienced by students and scholars in the US, the UK and France. Position papers provide state-of-the-field analyses - some invigorating or even utopian, others darkly brooding. Case studies present examples of contemporary work, showing what might happen when a literary scholar confronts a pornographer's battles, when an art historian takes on an 'undisciplined' object, or, perhaps most intriguing, when a practising attorney evaluates 'legal' approaches to literature.

Communications Lawyer

Communications Lawyer
Publication of the Forum Committee on Communications Law, American Bar Association

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychoanalysis and Art

Psychoanalysis and Art
The Artistic Representation of the Parent-child Relationship

by Elsa Blum,Harold P. Blum,Jacqueline Amati-Mehler

  • Publisher : International Universities PressInc
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Transactions, the XIXth IUGB Congress: Wildlife management

Transactions, the XIXth IUGB Congress: Wildlife management
A Book

by International Union of Game Biologists. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revista de estudios hispánicos

Revista de estudios hispánicos
A Book

by University of Alabama. Department of Romance Languages

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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